2019 Flâneur La Belle Promenade Pinot Meunier
This light-bodied wine has a stunning nose characterized by warm baking spices, crushed raspberry, and lavender. The palate is just as delicious as it sounds with bright, fresh and perfumed fruit and fine, delicate tannins. If we were you, we’d snag a bottle for your next dinner party!
Pinot Meunier is generally best known for its backup role in Champagne – varietal red bottlings of this grape, especially outside of France, are quite unique!
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Flâneur began with the idea that winemaking doesn’t need frills. Driven to Oregon’s culture, land, and people, Flâneur shares their appreciation of nature and the beauty it can bring to wine, understanding all complex aspects that go into each vine and grape. Flâneur reflects the attention to detail needed to showcase terroir-driven Oregon wines all while maintaining a welcoming space that guests can feel right at home.
At Flâneur, fruit speaks for itself and reflects Oregon’s extraordinary terroir. The estate practices organic and sustainable farming to grow delicious grapes that celebrate their unique environment. All vineyards are dry-farmed, meaning no irrigation, so that the grapes have to work harder, which in turn, creates a more intense flavor and aroma profile in the wines.
Flâneur’s vineyard management team spends countless hours out on the grounds every day to ensure that each vine is properly tended and receives the care that it needs. During harvest, each grape cluster is picked by hand and carefully assessed during sorting. The final wines are complex, hauntingly aromatic, and show an extremely specific sense of place.
Founder, Marty Doerschlag, began Flâneur Wines after selling his first company and spending some much-needed time traveling the world. His objective was to observe and learn how to appreciate and live slowly, embracing the word flâneur. Already having an appreciation for farming, food, and wine he was enchanted by Oregon’s land and ability for cultivating grapes. He knew that to make top-quality wines, he would need a world-class team all of equal importance from farming to hospitality to winemaking.
Winemaker, Grant Coulter, was previously with Beaux Freres winery for 8 years, collecting many achievements under his belt. He fell in love with Flâneur as he saw an opportunity to express his artistic vision and take risks with wine without the utilization of chemicals or manipulation.
Alongside these two masterminds behind Flâneur Wines are a specially-selected team of craftspeople including but not limited to: Russell Lichtenthal, Director of Hospitality and Sales; Brooke Jefferson, Wine Club and Regional Sales Manager; Kellie Campbell, Tasting Room Manager; James Alexander, Cellar Master; Jaime Cantu, Vineyard Manager; and Ruben Lopez, Field Worker and Tractorist.
The term flâneur originated in Paris in the 19th century and defines as a wanderer, world explorer, and connoisseur of life. A flâneur reflects the idea that the mind functions best at a slow pace, yet continuously moving forward, and that much like a good wine, life should be enjoyed. The team at Flâneur Wines considers themselves to flâneurs at their core and “passionate artisans joined together by the desire to slow down, observe the world, and create delicious wine.” – Flâneur Wines.
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