"With minimal and gentle handling of my wines in the cellar and by seeking balanced, low yields in selected vineyards, I strive to produce handmade wines of individuality and elegance. Enjoy these wines in good spirits, and with good health and good friends." - Eric Hamacher
Hamacher Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are aged for 18 months in premium French oak barrels made from staves which are minimally toasted and aged for nearly twice as long as the industry norm. This leeches out all of the astringent phenolics and allows the wine to soften and integrate without absorbing harsh tannins or toastiness.
Eric’s Pinot Noirs emphasize his credo of “elegance over power” and are sensuous wines with broad dark notes of earth and spice. On the palate, they are richly textured and provide a lingering, satin-like finish. Each bears Hamacher’s winemaking style of soft tannins and near perfect balance.