2017 Extended Tirage Sparkling Riesling

A stunning Champagne method sparkling Riesling with bright acid and ripe notes of golden apple, preserved lemon and brioche from time on the lees with a salty, sand dollar finish.

This is our third vintage of Extended Tirage Sparkling Riesling. The wine was aged on the lees for 40 months before being disgorged. Now that’s extended tirage!

Flavor Notes

Pineapple
Citrus Blossom
Lemon
Oyster Shell

2017 Extended Tirage Sparkling Riesling is a Dry wine.

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Aged for 40 months on the lees, this reveals honey and marzipan notes alongside green apple and shades of kumquat on the palate. Nicely textured, with serious weight, this finishes long with stony minerals and melon fruits. Drink 2022-2029.

92 Points - Owen Bargreen
Beautifully balanced with zippy acidity and ripe notes of preserved lemon, pineapple and a saline hint of oyster shell. These bubbles are begging to be paired with all the fried food!
Jillian Barnhart
Sommelier
Enjoy with potato blini, creme fraiche, baby dill & a good dollop of caviar!
Norma Buchholz
Chef
A gorgeous sparkling Riesling sprinkled with notes of stone fruit, lemon meringue and brioche. On the palate this wine is succulent, refreshing, with citrus zest and crushed smarties. Delicious!
Tom Weber
Cellar Hand

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

Type
Sparkling
Varietal
Sparkling
Vintage
2017
Vineyards
Hyland
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
300
Aging
40 months
Crush format
Straight to press
Bottling date
2017-09-29
Alcohol percentage
12.5
Residual sugar
1.6 g/L
Ph
3.02
Acid
8.7 g/L

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