Brooks 2015 Sparkling Riesling, Willamette Valley
Item Number: 11201
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation/AVA: Willamette Valley
Grape(s): 100% Riesling
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Residual Sugar(g/L): 0.7 g/L
Total Acidity: 8.4 g/L
Case Production: 200
Vineyard Sources: 60% Hyland, 38% Yamhill, 2% Orchard Fold
2015 Vintage: A warm winter yielded bud break three weeks earlier than normal and lead into bloom under exceptional weather conditions. A dry and hot summer was broken up by rain in late August, and favorably cooled down in September in time to result in one of the earliest harvests on record. The grapes at harvest were extraordinary in quantity and quality, offering ripeness, balance, and expressive flavors.
Vinification: Grapes were put straight to press. Fermentation occurred in stainless steel tanks. Second fermentation and maturation lasted for 15 months (bottled May 6, 2016 and disgorged August 17, 2017).
Tasting Notes: The bouquet is reminiscent of pomelo, Meyer lemon, oyster shell, fresh thyme, and ripe apricot skin. The palate flavors express wet stone, white grapefruit, green almond, and lemon macaroon. The wine is bright with refreshing acidity and a lively mousse yielding intensity and zip! Pop now for freshness or lay down for increased texture and refinement.