2017 Flaneur Cuvee Constantin Chardonnay

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Pronounced aromas of ripe orchard fruits, golden pear and apple are balanced with praline, almond skin and baking spice. The palate is replete with ripe tree fruit character, baking spices, vanilla and minerality. Round and textured, this wine is balanced by precise, integrated acidity that carries on the long finish.

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Flâneur Wines | Willamette Valley, OR

Flâneur began with the idea that winemaking doesn’t need frills. Driven to Oregon’s culture, land, and people, Flâneur strives to share their deep appreciation of nature and the beauty it can bring to wine understanding all complex aspects that go into each vine and grape. Flâneur reflects the exquisite attention to detail needed to showcase terroir-driven Oregon wines all while maintaining a welcoming space that guests can feel right at home. 

Oregon has a variable climate; some years can be wet and cold, others can be dry and warm. Flâneur wants their grapes to speak for themselves and reflect Oregon’s extraordinary terroir. Flâneur practices organic and sustainable farming to grow delicious grapes that celebrate the environment. Their vineyards are dry-farmed, meaning no irrigation, so the grapes have to work extra hard “building character and strength” in the vines for a more intense flavor and aroma profile.

Their vineyard management team spends the extra hours every day out on the grounds to ensure proper tending to each vine. For harvest, they pick each grape cluster by hand and ensure each grape bunch is carefully assessed during sorting and fermentation process. The final product, for any Flâneur wine type, is a collection of vintages that will tell a story and give consumers a unique experience with sip. 

Founder, Marty Doerschlag, began Flâneur Wines after selling his first company and spending some much-needed time traveling the world. His objective was to observe and learn how to appreciate and live slowly, embracing the word flâneur. Already having an appreciation for farming, food, and wine he was enchanted by Oregon’s land and ability for cultivating grapes. He knew that to make top-quality wines, he would need a world-class team all of equal importance from farming to hospitality to winemaking. 

Winemaker, Grant Coulter, was previously with Beaux Freres winery for 8 years, collecting many achievements under his belt. He fell in love with Flâneur as he saw an opportunity to express his artistic vision and take risks with wine without the utilization of chemicals or manipulation. 

Alongside these two masterminds behind Flâneur Wines are a specially-selected team of craftspeople including but not limited to: Russell Lichtenthal, Director of Hospitality and Sales; Brooke Jefferson, Wine Club and Regional Sales Manager; Kellie Campbell, Tasting Room Manager; James Alexander, Cellar Master; Jaime Cantu, Vineyard Manager; and Ruben Lopez, Field Worker and Tractorist. 

The term flâneur originated in Paris in the 19th century and defines as a wanderer, world explorer, and connoisseur of life. A flâneur reflects the idea that the mind functions best at a slow pace, yet continuously moving forward, and that much like a good wine, life should be enjoyed. The team at Flâneur Wines considers themselves to flâneurs at their core and “passionate artisans joined together by the desire to slow down, observe the world, and create delicious wine.” – Flâneur Wines.

Get to know our winemakers, why we love them, and why it is more important than ever to support them.

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Chardonnay

As one of the most popular grapes for growing and consuming, Chardonnay can be made in a wide range of styles. These styles can vary from a sparkling Blanc de Blanc, or fresh fermented in stainless steel, to rich and creamy white wine aged in oak barrels. Notable regions for this grape include Chablis or Burgundy in France, Central Coast, Napa, and Sonoma in CA, and Western Australia.

When pairing with food, consider the characteristics of your wine first. No brainer pairing options include seafood, salads, and white meat. Chardonnay, with its vast versatility, is everyone’s best friend.

Willamette Valley, Oregon

The Willamette Valley AVA lies to the west of the Cascade Mountains south of the city, Portland in Oregon. Stretching into Southern Oregon, this region has the largest concentration of wineries and vineyards. With cool breezes from the Pacific Ocean, dry, long sunny days, and cool nights, Willamette Valley is prime territory for growing Burgundian grapes: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. With the first planting’s back in the 1960’s, this region has grown slowly, but significantly, producing top quality and world-renown wines from mostly small wineries. 

The Flâneur originated in Paris in the 1840s to describe a curious stroller, a connoisseur of life, walking at a pace slow enough to be lead by a turtle. The team at Flâneur truly consider themselves to be Flâneurs, passionate artisans joined together by the desire to slow down, observe the world, and create delicious wines. They live by the idea that some of the best things in life are uncovered without intention, and that life—like a good wine—should be enjoyed and appreciated. Flâneur farms organically and sustainably to grow grapes that are delicious and that celebrate the environment. Their vineyards are dry-farmed, meaning there’s no irrigation, they hand pick their grapes and use native yeast fermentation. Head winemaker Grant Coulter, was the head winemaker at Beaux Frères for 8 years and doesn’t believe in recipes or repetition. Just like each harvest shows different characteristics, every vintage tells its own story.

“The best things in life aren’t created in an instant—they take time. That’s how we built our winery, and how we make our wines.”

Pulled to Oregon from every corner of the country, we are all united by the idea that winemaking doesn’t need frills. It needs hard-working people who understand the nuances of the vines and the complexity of a single grape. It needs exquisite attention to detail and an appreciation for the terroir.

But most of all, it needs a group of people who share a deep appreciation of nature and the beauty it brings to both wine and life.

When you come to Flaneur Wines, we greet you as guests in our home. We welcome you to the life of the Flâneur and invite you to indulge in the simple joys of good friends, good scenery, and good wine.

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