Authentique Wine Cellars

Hombre “La Picadura de Abeja” 2012

Eola-Amity Hills AVA, Oregon, USA

100% Pinot Noir | 13.5% ABV


This limited-edition Authentique Hombre “La Picadura de Abeja” wine offers aromas of pine resin, cocao nibs, rhubarb and hazelnuts over emerging notes of roses, raspberry and black pepper. The palate is dark, earthy and brooding with red fruits over focused acidity and a gripping, but balanced veil of tannin.

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Offers aromas of pine resin, cocao nibs, rhubarb and hazelnuts over emerging notes of roses, raspberry and black pepper.

Service: Serve slightly chilled at 12-13°C

Food Pairing: Goes well with beef, duck, game, lamb, poultry and vegetarian dishes.

Nicholas Keeler, the winemaker grew up with wine. His grand father was a wine merchant in Germany, this combined with his love for travel, food, and art introduced Nicholas to the world of wine. He enrolled in UC Davis classes and passed the sommelier exam, and worked various harvests with talented winemakers.

"I use the finest and unique forest  origin-specific French oak barrels  and upright tanks to ferment and over vintage my wines. The result?  A seamless integration of extra-tight grain oak, with fine compact tannins, that discretely frame vineyard nuance and preserve the fresh aspect of the wines - one of the great signatures of Authentique." says Nicholas"

Nicholas Keeler of Authentique Wine Cellars is one of the most dynamic new producers coming out of the Willamette Valley in Oregon. A French wine barrel expert by trade, he expanded his love and hobby of making wine in 2011 when he produced his first Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The focus now is mostly on single vineyard wines to show off the true character of the region.

3* Pioneer

Nestled in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA near Amity, Oregon, Keeler Estate Vineyard firmly roots its practices in sustainable viticulture. Benefiting from the Pacific Ocean's tempering breezes via the Van Duzer Corridor, the vineyard's location provides optimal grape-growing conditions. The rich history of its soils, shaped by ancient oceanic residues, volcanic activities, and the Missoula floods, offers a unique terroir. Keeler Estate places an emphasis on Single vineyard designate Oregon Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, from vineyards with Tilth Organic and Demeter Biodynamic certification. Beyond grape cultivation, the estate champions biodiversity. It hosts a blend of oak groves, fir trees, sandstone boulders with seashell embeds, running streams, cascading waterfalls, and serene ponds. This vibrant ecosystem is home to varied wildlife, underscoring the vineyard's commitment to maintaining a balance between agriculture and nature. Owner Nicholas Keeler is passionate about his work and the next phase of his project is to build his own winery and we expect to see the attention to detail he’s applied to the vines and wine-making to be reapplied to the building of a sustainable winery.

Red | Still | 75cl | 13.5% ABV

Vinification: Seven-day cold soak maceration to encourage soft-extraction of colour and flavours. Native and spontaneous fermentation in jacketed stainless steel tanks. A combination of whole cluster and whole berry fermentation. Gentle press cycles. 16-month élévage in 40% new oak barrels with racking only occurring just prior to bottling.

  • Vegan - Independently Certified
  • Organic - Practising (Uncertified)

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