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Division Winemaking Co. – ‘Renardiere’ Gamay

United States
Oregon
Wine
Red

The Facts

Origins United States > Oregon > Willamette Valley

Appellation Eola-Amity Hills

Varietal Gamay

Cepage 100% Gamay

Winemaking 100% hand-harvested Gamay (Redford-Wetle Vyd); 50/50 destemmed & whole cluster fermentation started with a pied de cuve

Aging Neutral Oak

Alcohol Content 12.8 %

Production 50 cases

Serendipity Markets Texas

The Character

Tasting Notes Debuts with a complex harmony of holiday spices and ripe strawberries layered over a wet rock like minerality. The wine has perfect Gamay weight that focuses mineral and texture over power and concentration, just like we look for in our favorite Gamays we drink from the Beaujolais. The palate is medium weight with an almost savory strawberry like core that focuses on herbs and spices over a silky texture that lingers well after the sip.

Overall Complex & harmonious

Mouthfeel Focused on texture over power & concentration

Aromas Holiday spices and ripe, savory strawberries layered over a wet rock like minerality

Selling Point Delicious, single vineyard, natural Gamay

Pairings Gamay goes with practically everything!

Sustainability Certified Organic t, Vegan t, Natural Fermentation t

The Story

Division loves Gamay. Renardiere is one of the single-vineyard Gamay wines, and it is from Redford-Wetle Vineyard, owned by and named after Myron Redford-Wetle, an Oregon legend. He founded Amity Vineyards back in mid-1970s as a part of a group of pioneering young wine entrepreneurs that were building the start of the Oregon wine industry, including the likes of David & Diana Lett, the Casteel & Dudley families, Pat & Joe Campbell and David Adelsheim. His Amity Vineyards produced the first ever single bottling of Gamay in the 1970's. Redford-Wetle has always believed in the potential of Gamay.
Myron and his partner Vikki Wetle planted a small 7.5 acre certified organic vineyard on Jory, Yamhill & Woodburn soils at their home property in the Eola-Amity Hills in 2006, which includes the Gamay Noir Division sourced for the third year of the “Renardière” cuvee. The name means “foxhole” in French, and was a term Myron liked to use when describing the difficulties of being an early Oregonian grape pioneer, consistently having to battle for a little attention and always two steps forward and a step back.

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Brand Story

Division Winemaking Company is a Portland, Oregon based winery founded in 2010 by Kate Norris and Thomas Monroe. Inspired by the wineries of the Loire, Beaujolais, Burgundy and the Northern Rhone, where Kate and Thomas first learned winemaking and viticulture, Division crafts approachable and balanced wines with an emphasis on minimal manipulation in the cellar.


Brand Story

Division Winemaking Company is a Portland, Oregon based winery founded in 2010 by Kate Norris and Thomas Monroe. Inspired by the wineries of the Loire, Beaujolais, Burgundy and the Northern Rhone, where Kate and Thomas first learned winemaking and viticulture, Division crafts approachable and balanced wines with an emphasis on minimal manipulation in the cellar.

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