2017 Brooks Estate Riesling

2017 Brooks Estate Riesling

Expansive ripe citrus and sweet floral notes lead into a bright medium body with a complex old vine mineral finish.

Only 200 cases produced!

Honeysuckle
Peach
Oyster Shell
Lemon

What our team says

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Jillian BarnhartSommelier
Rich notes of citrus and stone fruits are cut by zippy acidity and notes of fleur de sal on the finish.
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Norma BuchholzChef
Butter poached prawns, lemon tuile and herbed rice pilaf would all compliment the slight sweetness of this Riesling.
Brooks has it all — Great story, great people, great wines.
Dave McIntyre, Washington Post

Vintage Notes

A wet, cool spring delayed flowering until late June, which set the stage for a later harvest than the previous three vintages. Hot, dry conditions prevailed through the summer, yielding heat spikes in August.

With a larger than normal fruit set, the grapes enjoyed long hang time leading up to harvest. Conditions cooled and brought in scattered rains with the harvest, which began at Brooks on the 28th of September and ran through November 1st, almost returning to normal average harvest dates in the Willamette Valley. The wines from the vintage show fresh fruit flavors and lively acidity.

Comprised of riesling grapes from our very own Brooks Estate vineyard located in the Eola-Amity Hills. The vines were planted between 1974-1976 in volcanic basalt-nekia and jory soil. Brooks Estate Vineyard is farmed biodynamic.

In all, it will be remembered as a classic vintage in Oregon!

AVA
Type
White
Varietal
Riesling
Region
Oregon
Appellation
Eola -Amity Hills
Vintage
2017
Vineyards
Brooks Estate Vineyard
Vinification
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
200
Crush format
Straight to Press
Fermentation
50-70 degrees fahrenheit
Bottling date
2018-04-02
Harvest date
2017-10-27
Vessel
Stainless
By the numbers
Alcohol percentage
12.5
Residual sugar
14 g/L
Ph
3.06
Acid
8.2 g/L
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