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Biggio Hamina
Todd Hamina Has an Opinion About Pinot
2007 Ana, Momtazi, Deux Vert, Willamette Pinot noirs

Todd HaminaTodd Hamina has strong opinions about wine, and a distinctive style. He says he wants to make wines with "fine structure, lovely perfumed aromas, and viscous density -- coupled with staying power."

Todd's winemaking reflects his very specific vision of Pinot noir. He uses whole clusters of fruit in fermenting his Pinot noirs. Only a small percentage of his wine is aged in new oak barrels. He prefers grapes from volcanic soils, "producing more ethereal wines. I'm making food wines regardless of the varietal."

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Biggio Hamina WinesBiggio Hamina
Willamette Valley
Pinot noir 07

Biggio Hamina's Willamette Valley Pinot noir 07 explodes in the mouth. Its light color is deceptive. This is a wine with a big presence -- fresh red raspberry fruit prevails, with hints of white pepper and earth. A silky mouth feel is appealing and a crisp finish makes the wine food friendly. Portland area restaurants are grabbing this wine for their "house pour".

Todd Hamina made his 2007 Willamette Valley Pinot noir with fruit from three vineyards - Momtazi, Ana, and Deux Vert. He also made single vineyard wines from each site.

Biggio Hamina WinesBiggio Hamina Cellars
Ana Vineyard
Pinot noir 07

The scent of the Biggio Hamina Ana Vineyard 2007 Pinot noir is memorable - sweet blackberries and spicy wild roses burst from the glass. Appealing red fruit - raspberry, cherry, and strawberry - are joined by intriguing and spicy dried cherry flavors. Fine, seamless tannins and fresh fruit linger in the finish.

The Biggio Hamina Ana Vineyard Pinot noir 07 is made from the 777 clone of Pinot noir, grafted onto 22 year old Chardonnay vines 16 years ago. The soil is Jory, and the wine was fermented with 20% whole clusters and aged in 33% new oak. The grapes come from the western slope of Ana Vineyard, adjacent to Arcus Vineyard. Todd worked with Arcus Vineyard fruit while at Archery Summit (1996-2000). Todd says "my work at Archery Summit taught me what I like about Dundee Hills fruit. I took a page out of Archery Summit's book in my choice of barrels and winemaking for this wine".

Biggio Hamina Deux Vert Pinot noirBiggio Hamina
Deux Vert Vineyard
Pinot noir 07

Biggio Hamina's Deux Vert Vineyard Pinot noir 07 achieves the winemaker's goal of producing a wine with fine structure and perfumed aromas. Dark ruby in color, scents of lavender and violets mix with a hint of dust. Big earthy blackberry and black currant flavors finish with structured firm tannins. This is a wine to cellar or to decant before serving now.

The Biggio Hamina Deux Vert Vineyard Pinot noir 07 was fermented with 72% whole clusters. It was aged in 38% new oak. The vines average 14 years of age, and are planted on Willakenzie soil. The vineyard is adjacent to Shea Vineyard and Willakenzie Winery, and is located in the Yamhill Carlton AVA.

Biggio Hamina Momtazi Pinot noirBiggio Hamina Momtazi Vineyard Pinot noir 07

Biggio Hamina Momtazi Vineyard Pinot noir 07 offers a perfume of violets and red fruit. Red raspberries, red cherries, and sweet cinnamon intermingle in the glass. Sillky smooth tannins finish this sexy and supple Momtazi Pinot noir.

The Biggio Hamina Momtazi Pinot noir was fermented with 90% whole cluster fruit and was aged in 20% new French oak.

Todd Hamina founded Biggio Hamina in September, 2007. The winery is a logical progression from a series of Oregon wine industry jobs, starting as a vineyard worker for Archery Summit in 1996. Working under the tutelage of Archery Summit winemakers Gary Andrus and Sam Tannahill, Todd learned while employed in several different positions. Todd left Archery Summit in 1999 to work with several wineries over the next few years, including Elk Cove, Patton Valley, Beaux Freres, and Chateau Benoit,

Biggio Hamina 2007 Pinot noir Sampler
Save $11.75

3- Willamette Valley Pinot noir 07 $23.95
1- Ana Vineyard Pinot noir 07 $35.95
1- Deux Vert Vineyard Pinot noir 07 $35.95
1- Momtazi Vineyard Pinot noir 07 $35.95

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