2018 Extended Tirage Sparkling Riesling
A dazzling and complex Champagne method sparkling Riesling with layered notes of preserved lemon, brioche, yuzu, apricot, pineapple, and flaked salt with bright acidity and tight and plentiful bubbles from the 54 months en tirage.
This is our fourth vintage of Extended Tirage Sparkling Riesling!
2018 Extended Tirage Sparkling Riesling is a Dry wine.
A wet and cool April delayed bud break, but by bloom, we were quickly caught up to average tracking for the season. Summer was steadily warm but without heat spikes or temperature extremes experienced in 2016 and 2017.
By mid-September, the vines became weary from much sun and not much water and began to shut down causing ripening to stall. A brief rain event and cool down gave the vines the respite and harvest the jumpstart it needed.
We picked Pinot in a concentrated two-week window running until October 10. The Riesling, however, enjoyed an extended spell of sunny but cool autumnal weather that was perfectly ideal for beautiful ripening lasting through October 22.
The resulting wines from the season are vibrant, fresh, and full of concentrated flavor.
- Case production
- 54 months en tirage
- Alcohol percentage
- Residual sugar
- 2.42 g/L
- 9.04 g/L
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