This is a natural, organic conferment of 85% Pinot Noir and 15% skin contact Pinot Gris. The nose is a heady mix of floral, black fruits, plum, leather, orange peel & dusty minerality. The palate has some weight to it with the black fruits balanced by savory earth, spice, leather, & mineral notes. Wonderful! D&M Tasting Notes
Hiyu is a 30 acre natural farm in the Hood River Valley. Guided by nature and inspired by ideas from biodynamics and permaculture we tend vines, raise animals, garden, cook and make wine to reveal an experience of place.
The vines are planted in silt loam over basalt on a southeast facing hillside above the Hood River. Our site lies just 22 miles from the summit of Mt. Hood and the wines are shaped by the weather from the mountain. There are currently 14 acres in vine from which we make an average of 1100 cases annually.