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Willamette Valley, Botanica Pinot noirs
Antica Terra 2007
From Sine Qua Non to Oregon Pinot noir

During Maggie Harrison's decade long position as assistant winemaker at Sine Qua Non, she helped make legendary, wines. Robert Parker, in June of 2008, said: "Sine Qua Non has emerged as one of the world's greatest wineries over the last decade." Maggie says "everything I know about winemaking I learned from Manfred and Elaine Krankl."


We are lucky to have Maggie making Pinot noir in Oregon.


Maggie's fascination with Oregon Pinot noir was sparked by her experience with Sine Qua Non's Shea Vineyard Pinot noir. Encouraged by Manfred, she made her own wine in 2004, then moved to Oregon in 2005 as co-owner and winemaker at Antica Terra.


For more about Maggie Harrison and Antica Terra, read
"Antica Terra's Maggie Harrison"
"From Legendary Sine Qua Non to Antica Terra Pinot noir"

by Jean Yates

Antica Terra 2007 Pinot noir Case

save $60.50 from $580.45 retail

11 - Antica Terra Willamette Valley 07 $45.95
1 - Antica Terra "Botanica" Pinot noir 07 $75.00

Only 12 cases available with the Botanica included


Antica Terra
Willamette Valley Pinot noir 07

Mouthwatering aromas stop you in your tracks - a concoction of berries, anise, clove, and barrel spice. Layers of bright cherry, raspberry, and a subtle undercurrent of fresh blackberry show depth and roundness. A playful combination of herbs, minerals, and barrel toast dances on the vibrant finish. Very appealing right now, the Antica Terra 07will improve with 1-2 years of cellaring and is best when decanted.

Antica Terra's 2007 Willamette Valley Pinot noir is a blend of 53% Antica Terra Estate fruit, 28% Shea Vineyard (Wadenswil and Dijon 828 clones), 9% Croft Vineyard, and 9% Cherry Grove Vineyard.

The unique Antica Terra terroir speaks as a main note of a chord of flavors that Maggie blended to create the wine. The Antica Terra Vineyard's terroir, according to Maggie is just like the winery's name -- "old earth". "To my palate, the Antica Terra vineyard signature has this stony, earthy, soily, mushroom quality - whether you call it peat, soil, or whatever. And it's unique." Other qualities mentioned in reference to the Antica Terra terroir include umami, slate, and minerals.

The Shea Vineyard Wadenswil component adds black fruit (blueberry, blackberry) to the wine, and the Shea Dijon 828 provides red fruit components. Cherry Grove Vineyard fruit adds "pure cherry", says Maggie. And whole cluster fermented Pommard fruit from Cherry Grove adds "spice cupboard, asian spice, star anise, and clove" to the blend.

Antica Terra
"Botanica" Pinot noir 07

Antica Terra made 36 cases total of the 2007 Botanica. It is only available as part of the Antica Terra Pinot noir 2007 case above.





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