Dai Crisp and Julia Cattrall
Temperance Hill Vineyard has been managed by Dai since 1999. The first blocks were planted in the west Eola Hills in 1981. It has an elevation range of 660-880ft. Crop level for the Pinot Noir is about two tons to the acre. 'Five Blocks' is a selection from five different blocks at Temperance Hill: Upper Bench, Lower Bench, North Pinot, Guam and Pump House and Wren Pommard.
Soils are predominantly Nekia (marine sediments and alluvial deposits), Ritner (gravelly silty clay loam), and Jory (very deep, well drained Igneous bedrock).
Combination destemmed and whole-cluster fermentation, primarily with native yeast. Complete malolactic fermentation. Unfined. Vegan, Certified Organic, Certified Salmon Safe.
Aged for 15 months in French oak.