Brooks 2017 'Sweet P' Estate Riesling, Eola-Amity Hills
Item Number: 15184
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation/AVA: Eola-Amity Hills
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Brooks Vineyard
Grape(s): 100% Riesling
Type: Wine - Dessert
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Residual Sugar(g/L): 45.6 g/L
Total Acidity: 8.0 g/L
Viticulture: Certified Biodynamic
Soil Type: Volcanic Basalt
Elevation: 650 feet
Case Production: 300
Fermentation: Native yeast in stainless steel tanks
Vineyard Notes: Comprised of Riesling grapes from Brooks' Estate vineyard located in the Eola-Amity Hills. The vines were planted between 1974-1976 in volcanic basalt soil.
2017 Vintage: 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!
Tasting Notes: This medium sweet Riesling has gorgeously ripe notes of dried stone fruits and quince. Enjoy flavors of red apple skin, dried mango, and allspice followed by quenching acidity and lingering dried fruits and minerality. Pair with creamy pasta dishes and spring veggies.