2016 Extended Tirage Sparkling Riesling
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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!
2016 Extended Tirage Sparkling Riesling is a Dry wine.
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.
- Case production
- 44 months
- Crush format
- Straight to press
- Bottling date
- Alcohol percentage
- Residual sugar
- 0.28 g/L
- 8.6 g/L
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