2016 Monks Gate Riesling

2016 Monks Gate Riesling

Medium-Sweet Riesling

Light herbs and white flowers sit atop broad mineral aromatics, followed by honeyed and spiced complexity, uplifted bright fruits, and a lasting structural finish.

Comprised of riesling grapes from Monks Gate vineyard located in Yamhill-Carlton. The vines were planted in 2007 in marine sedimentary-willakenzie soil.

Only 75 cases produced!

Citrus Blossom
Honeysuckle
Grapefruit
Lemon

What our team says

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Jillian BarnhartSommelier
This medium-sweet Riesling is beautifully honeyed on the palate with notes of honeysuckle and marmalade.
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Norma BuchholzChef
Crisp Napa cabbage, slivered almonds, chives and crispy noodles tossed in a sesame dressing is what I would pair with the Monks Gate.
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Claire JarreauAssistant Winemaker
Honeysuckle, clove, and agave
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
Yamhill-Carlton
Vintage
2016
Vineyards
Monks Gate Vineyard
Vinification
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
75
Crush format
Straight to Press
Fermentation
50-70 degrees fahrenheit
Bottling date
2017-02-02
Harvest date
2016-09-30
Vessel
Stainless
By the numbers
Alcohol percentage
12
Residual sugar
24 g/L
Ph
3.13
Acid
6.6 g/L
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