Morgen Long - X OMNI VINEYARD Willamette Valley Chardonnay Eola-Amity Hills 2021 (12.60% abv) 750ml
update: this vintage just received a rare 100 pt review from Jeb Dunnuck! Hurry before these get grabbed up.
we only got 6 bottles of this top tier wine from the Chardonnay maestro of Willamette, Morgen Long.
2021 harvested on two dates: Sept 8th and 16th. Seth has access to 2 blocks in the "X OMNI" vineyard on a rocky hilltop, younger vines in volcanic basalt soil (Nekia, Gelderman, Jory), south southeast exposure, with a unique dash of interplanted Aligote
info on this vineyard from Morgen Long:
"A masterpiece created by Craig Willams, X Omni is located about as far south as the Eola-Amity Hills goes. More than 70 tons of rocks were pulled during the early phase of development, which began in 2012. The dense plantings are cordon-pruned and feature 15 distinct clones of Chardonnay. The vines are on rootstock, every other row is cultivated and this is the only site I work with access to irrigation."
profoundly complex, ginger, lemongrass, orange oil, almond pastry, acacia, lime leaf, flinty, green mango, vibrant, silky, sleek, classy, gorgeous. decant and enjoy at cellar temp in its youth or cellar and enjoy at any point over the next 15 years.
region: Eola Amity Hills, Oregon, USA
style: mineral white
farming/cellar: certified sustainable, transitioning to organic certification, Whole cluster pressed; the juice was allowed to brown for 12 hours before being sulfured. One press cut was made, and the hard press settled separate with no sulfur. After 24 hours of cold settling on organic yeast hulls, the heart was racked off all solids into warming stainless tank with a pied de cuve. Once ambient yeast fermentation started, the must was racked into oak. It was bone dry in 2-3 weeks and malolactic engaged, completing between early November and early January. X Omni Block 5 aged for 11.5 months in 60% new oak from a 500L Damy Exclusive puncheon and 40% second fill oak from a 350L Damy Exclusive puncheon before being racked off lees into steel for a second winter. Cold stabilized and bottled unfiltered