2016 La Chenaie Riesling

2016 La Chenaie Riesling

Sweet Riesling

Classic Riesling aromas, in the mouth, the wine is rich and ripe offering velvety and mouth coating roundness. Beautiful and complex, with lively acidity that balances the rich fruit and wonderfully long finish.

Comprised of riesling grapes from La Chenaie vineyard located in the Eola-Amity Hills. The vines were planted in 2006 in volcanic basalt-jory, ritner, and gelderman soil.

Only 125 cases produced!

Ginger
Pineapple
Mango
Lemongrass

What our team says

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Jillian BarnhartSommelier
Notes of petrol and citrus play with notes of tropical fruits in this beautifully balanced Riesling.
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Norma BuchholzChef
Chicken kabobs with mushrooms, bell pepper, onion and pineapple would make a wonderful accompaniment to this wine.
Image of Claire Jarreau
Claire JarreauAssistant Winemaker
Notes of fresh ginger, lemongrass, and new pool toys
Brooks has it all — Great story, great people, great wines.
Dave McIntyre, Washington Post

Vintage Notes

Similar to the previous two vintages, the 2016 growing season continued to push the envelope for defining the new normal in Oregon as one of the earliest on record. An unusually warm spring brought bud break between 2-4 weeks early, and a short heat spell at bloom condensed the flowering period, resulting in a smaller fruit set. Summer provided average conditions with fewer heat spikes than the 2014 or 2015 vintages, which led to smaller berry size and a high concentration of flavors. A warm August shepherded along the early vintage at Brooks, running from September 2-October 12th. Though it was an intense growing season due to the early start, the harvested grapes showed wonderful concentration and complexity with high natural acidity.

AVA
Type
White
Varietal
Riesling
Region
Oregon
Appellation
Eola -Amity Hills
Vintage
2016
Vineyards
La Chenaie Vineyard
Vinification
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
125
Crush format
Straight to Press
Fermentation
50-70 degrees fahrenheit
Bottling date
2017-02-02
Harvest date
2016-09-27
Vessel
Stainless
By the numbers
Alcohol percentage
11.2
Residual sugar
36.4 g/L
Ph
3.08
Acid
6.3 g/L
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