Oregon’s 2013 vintage began warmer than usual with early bud break across most of the state’s wine growing regions, which led into a long, warm summer. That was followed by the jarring interruption of the late September torrential rains with some more dry and warm weather through October. Luckily, the Hansons harvested Libra Vineyard on September 16th, ahead of the rain.
The early harvest produced fully ripe fruit without high sugar levels, making a delicious and generous wine, but definitely not as opulent as the 2012. The 2013 is fresh and crisp, with persistent fruit and floral aromas and flavours, and mineral notes. We can’t wait for you to taste it!
The Hanson Family
Bill and Linda Hanson, with their daughter Lily, own and operate Libra Vineyard in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. The property is farmed using L.I.V.E. (Low Input Viticulture and Enology) standards along with some biodynamic practices. Libra Vineyard is all about balance, which is an integral part of many things, including the process of transforming grapes into beautiful wine. Bill and the girls live by this notion; personally, with their own small production label, as well as in their vineyard management techniques.
Bill Hanson is also the winemaker behind the One Barrel Pinot Noir bottling.