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Now Releasing 2017 Albariño

Our estate grown 2017 Albariño has been released!


Adopted from a hillside cooled by maritime winds and a long rainy season in Spain and planted in another such climate in the coolest parts of the Willamette Valley, we believe this wine presents a compelling case for a new home for Albariño. The 2017 Albariño opens with fresh and vibrant aromatics of Meyer Lemon and wildflower honey. On the palate, acid-driven flavors of lemon pastille and Asian pear complement layers of minerality and sur lie creaminess. The wine finishes with nerve and great energy.


From the Winery:

VINIFICATION:

The fruit was destemmed and left on skins for one hour before pressing. The juice was then settled and racked to stainless steel tanks and neutral oak barrels, where the juice was fermented in small lots using QA23, BRG, Vin13, and Wild strain yeasts for thirty to sixty days at low temperatures. Fermentation was halted using a chiller, and the wine was then aged an additional thirty days sur lie before being racked, blended, lightly bentonite fined, filtered, and bottled.


VINTAGE NOTES:

A snowy winter gave way to a relatively cool and wet spring, and bud break in Oregon started in mid-April, resulting in the utterance of the word “normal” by winemakers around the Willamette Valley for the first time in years. A cool month of June pushed the bloom window to right round the summer solstice, coinciding with a warming event that produced complete flowering and an excellent fruit set. In July, August, and early September, the weather was hot and dry, but a mid-September cooling trend slowed ripening at the final moments, allowing for additional hang time and flavor development while keeping the wines in perfect balance until harvest began in early October.


By the Numbers:

Harvest Brix: 21.4

Pick Date: October 9th and October 16th

pH: 3.05

TA: 8.3 g/L

Residual Sugar: 6.6 g/L

Alcohol: 11.8%

Bottled May 2017

268 cases produced


Vineyard Sites:

Eola-Amity Hills AVA

Redford-Wetle Vineyard

- Portuguese clone on 101

-14 rootstock.

- Planted 2006

- Elevation: 350 feet

- Aspect: East/Southeast

- Jory and Yamhill soils

-Certified Organic


Willamette Valley AVA

Ransom Estate Vineyard

- Portuguese clone on 101

-14 rootstock.

- Planted 2012

- Elevation: 320 feet

- Aspect: East

- Goodin & Panther soils

- Certified Organic.

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