Scott Paul Selections
In 2005 we launched our import company, Scott Paul Selections. We import over 100 different wines from 20 different producers in Burgundy and sell them nationally through our distribution channels, as well as offer them for tasting and for sale in our tasting room. Red Burgundies are produced in the Burgundy region of France from the same grape we grow here — Pinot Noir — allowing us to offer visitors the unique opportunity to taste New World Pinot from Oregon and Old World Pinot from Burgundy side by side. In 2007 we expanded our portfolio to include Scott’s other great love, Grower Champagne. We now import several bottlings from seven of Champagne’s star growers.
Scott’s passion for wine was born over many bottles of great Burgundy and Champagne on the family dinner table while growing up in Chicago. “I seek out wines made in a style that I love to drink at home. From established superstars to the next generation of rising stars, I’m on a mission to bring the best of Burgundy and Champagne to America. I personally taste and select every wine that we import and sell multiple times before we decide to bring it in, at every stage of the wines’ development. We have long-term relationships with our producers and their families, and only bring in wines grown and made by people who are committed to the highest quality and attention to detail.” He’s a student of all things Burgundian, and spends up to eight weeks each year in the region working closely with all of our producers.
As with the wines we produce under the Scott Paul label in Oregon, we believe Burgundy and Champagne are at their best when they express grace, elegance, complexity of aromas & purity of flavors — and when they prize these qualities over power, weight and heavy extraction. As we’ve come to learn from the French over the centuries, it all boils down to these essentials: old vines, low yields, micro-managed care in the vineyard, and the barest minimum of intervention in the winery. Our mission is that every producer and each wine we represent should be a shining example of the above.
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