2016 Extended Tirage Sparkling Riesling

2016 Extended Tirage Sparkling Riesling

A stunningly bright sparkling Riesling, bone-dry with gorgeously developed notes of preserved lemon, kumquat, and quince with racy acidity.

This is our second vintage of Exteded Tirage Sparkling Riesling. The wine was aged on the lees for 44 months before being disgorged. Now that’s extended tirage!

Apple
Pineapple
Quince
Oyster Shell

What our team says

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Jillian BarnhartSommelier
This sparkling, bone-dry Riesling is gorgeous with bright acidity and ripe notes of pineapple, quince and golden apples from spending 44 months en tirage.
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Norma BuchholzChef
Crispy fried coconut shrimp with a tangy-chili dipping sauce would be so good with this wine!
It is without doubt the best sparkling Riesling I’ve had from the United States.
Alder Yarrow

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.

Varietals

Riesling

AVA
Type
Sparkling
Varietal
Sparkling
Vintage
2016
Vineyards
Hyland
Vinification
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
400
Aging
44 months
Crush format
Straight to press
Bottling date
2020-09-29
By the numbers
Alcohol percentage
13
Residual sugar
0.28 g/L
Ph
2.93
Acid
8.6 g/L
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