...If you are looking for even more protections, may we suggest augmenting your facial mask protocol with a lip sanitizer. Lips are important and form a quite necessary aperture for the enjoyment of wine. To exclude lips from the first line of defense seems to leave open a pathway to potential infection. To help provide a first line of protection for your lips we suggest Pinot in Pink Rosé as a home remedy lip sanitizer. Note: The effectiveness of Pinot in Pink Rosé as a home remedy lip sanitizer has not been proven, studied or even contemplated...
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We are very proud to introduce to you our estate grown 2019 Dijon Clones Chardonnay! Kinda rocks your world, we know. Here is what didn’t change. Ernie still grows this wine in block 24. The block still has 1,089 vines of Dijon Clones Chardonnay, with the field blend favoring clone 76 over 95. The rootstock is still that mother of all rootstocks, 5C. And yes, we still produce the BFC Heirloom Cameo. Learn more...
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I strongly encourage readers to benefit from the delightfully scripted insights into viticulture and winemaking that form the "climate update" blog on Amalie Robert's website, charting the entire winery year.
- David Schildknecht
under lockdown and that means someone has to figure out how to make brunch for Mom. We suggest cinnamon spiced waffles with fresh strawberries and homemade whipped cream. Super easy and a very colorful presentation with purple lilacs for the table or a dozen pink roses - like Pinot in Pink Rosé, the perfect brunch wine.
Follow this link to read the full Amalie Robert Estate Climate Update: April 2020 & Library Pinot Noirs
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Our multi-level, gravity flow winery is comprised of 1,200 tons of concrete, mostly underground. Our Pinot Noirs are fermented with whole clusters, indigenous yeast and are barrel aged and blended for complexity and age worthiness.
Amalie Robert Estate was founded by Dena Drews and Ernie Pink in 1999. Winemaking is our second careers and the guiding principle is stewardship. We are the vineyard managers and winemakers. And what’s the story behind the name?
Amalie Robert is a combination of Dena’s middle name, “Amalie” (pronounced AIM-a-lee) and Ernie’s, “Robert.” We are the “A” team.
"...for fans of the delicate, graceful school of Pinot Noir, which is decidedly the style that’s emphasized here. A wide range of wines, almost entirely Pinot Noir, are made from the 35 acres of estate vines, and Drews and Pink aren’t afraid to hold them back for late or successive releases depending on the personality of each individual bottling. In warm vintages the effects of the weather expresse themselves on the wines here, but rarely do they head into dark fruit territory, even in years like 2012. " - Josh Raynolds, Vinous, December 2016
Our adventure with Pinot Noir began in a Parisian café not far from the Eiffel Tower. A great meal and an ethereal bottle of Red Burgundy set us on the path to create Amalie Robert Estate. Our Pinot Noir Groove.
"Bob, I think I got here too late. You have your cherry orchard on top of my vineyard!" At the turn of the century we found an old cherry orchard sitting atop of what we believe is the last best place to grow Pinot Noir. We farmed cherries that first year and paid attention to what the land had to say.
Fast forward to today and Amalie Robert Estate is 55,000 vines covering 35 acres stitched into the sedimentary soils just outside of Dallas, Oregon. We sustainably farm our vineyard and only use Estate grown fruit for Amalie Robert Estate wines.
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From the Chief Farming Officer's seat during the Great Cluster Pluck
Amalie Robert Estate Climate Update: April 2020 & Library Pinot Noirs
It has just been a lovely Willamette Valley start to the growing season. Wind, rain, sun and clouds provide an ever-changing landscape of environmental conditions that afford us the opportunity to conquer the agrarian challenges of getting the vineyard ready to bear fruit. And of course, it would not be springtime in wine country without a visit to the shop for some equipment maintenance. Then just wait until you see the numbers! They are just one sig-fig this year, but they are stunning.
We would like to point out that Mother’s Day is Sunday May 10th. Most of the country is still