Van Deuzer Corridor features for LÜK – 2017 Gamay Noir Willamette Valley
Formally recognized on December 13, 2018; for decades, winemakers and winegrowers have extolled the virtues associated with the Van Deuzer afternoon wind influences. Called the “Van Duzer effect,” it truly has a significant impact of style for the wines, of this and some of the neighboring regions.
Temperatures dramatically affected with 20-30 degree drops in late afternoons have longer hangtimes throughout the season. They are a necessity to incorporate these swings in temperatures; and, more often than not, flavor development is ahead of sugar development. This then offers lower potential alcohols. Skin of the grapes tend to become thicker from the winds, resulting in less juice to skin ratio, and often provide wines which have a savoryness, displaying tightly wound energy at their core.