|Owner(s)||Bruno Corneaux, André Weil|
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Domaine Divio was founded in 2012 and a new winery opened in 2016 in Newberg, Oregon, owned by winemaker Bruno Corneaux and business partner André Weil.
Bruno Corneaux has a master's degree in enology and viticulture from the University of Dijon. He came to work at Domaine Drouhin Oregon in 1996 and found a fondness for the state and the winemaking community. He has worked at Northwest Wine Company and both Soléna Estate and Hyland Estates beginning in 2010. Bruno has had international work experience in vineyards and wineries in South Africa, California, Oregon, Washington and even Tahiti.
The estate vineyard, Clos Gallia, was planted in 2014 and is in development. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir have been produced from sourced fruit from several Willamette Valley appellations.
The tasting room, located in the Ribbon Ridge AVA, is open Friday-Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Monday and Thursdays by appointment.
2015 Domaine Divio Willamette Valley Oregon Chardonnay
13.0% alc., pH 3.29, 150 cases, $50. Released November 16, 2016. Harvest Brix 22.7º. Aged 12 months in French oak barrels, 50% new. Full malolactic fermentation. · Light platinum yellow color and clear in the glass. Aromas of cut apple, Asian pear and cake spice lead off. Pleasant, bright and clean, driven by apple and pear flavors with a little citrus and minor nutty oak component. Soft in the mouth with spirited acidity. An interesting wine because of its emphasis on orchard fruit rather than citrus fruit and its demure, slightly austere character with a mineral bent driven by acidity. Score: 90. Reviewed January 16, 2017 ARTICLE »
2014 Domaine Divio Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Noir
13.8% alc., pH 3.55, 250 cases, $28. Released May 2016. Harvest Brix 24º. Aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 30% new. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. The nose is quite woody, with aromas of soft cherry married to dominant nutty oak. Better on the palate, yet somewhat shallow and woody with light to mid weight flavors of cherry and raspberry. Silky in texture, with modest tannins and a little burst of cherry on the finish. Score: 86. Reviewed January 16, 2017 ARTICLE »
2014 Domaine Divio Ribbon Ridge Oregon Pinot Noir
13.7% alc., pH 3.65, 75 cases, $48. Released May 16, 2016. Sourced from Ribbon Springs Vineyard. Harvest Brix 23.5º. Aged 14 months in French oak barrels, 50% new. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Bright aromas of black cherry, almond and oak lead to a mid weight core of appealing dark cherry, strawberry and black raspberry fruit flavors. The wine displays tight acidity in harmony with good structure, an accent of oak vanillin, and a modest but satisfying finish. Score: 89. Reviewed January 16, 2017 ARTICLE »
2014 Domaine Divio Chehalem Mountains Oregon Pinot Noir
13.3% alc., pH 3.62, 125 cases, $55. Released November 16, 2016. Clone 667. Aged 16 months in French oak barrels, 50% new. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Aromas of red cherry, spice, wood and sherry lead off. Upon entry there is an intense attack of cherry and raspberry fruit flavors that persist with good length on the finish. Satiny in texture, fresh and vibrant, with notable but not imposing tannins and a compliment of oak in the background. A thread of savory herb flavor adds interest. Score: 89. Reviewed January 16, 2017 ARTICLE »
2012 Domaine Divio Eola-Amity Hills Oregon Pinot Noir
13.3% alc., pH 3.62, 150 cases, $48. Released October 21, 2015. Clone 777, harvest Brix 24º. Aged 14 months in French oak barrels, 40% new. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Toasty oak dominates the perfume, with added aromas of spice cake and black cherry. Plenty of sappy purple and black fruits to satisfy with an appealing earthy bent. Plenty of oak at play with a healthy tannic structure. When tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the wine was pleasant but not provocative, with oak playing a major role in its character. Score: 87. Reviewed January 16, 2017 ARTICLE »