Brooks 2016 Extended Tirage Sparkling Riesling, Willamette Valley
Item Number: 15803
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation/AVA: Willamette Valley
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Riesling
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Residual Sugar(g/L): 0.28 g/L
Total Acidity: 8.6 g/L
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic
Wine Notes: The Brooks Sparkling Riesling is sophisticated and star bright with generous acidity and a lively mousse with some zip! Bone-dry, this wine showcases gorgeous notes of preserved lemon, kumquat, and quince. It was aged on the lees for 44 months before being disgorged.
2016 Vintage Notes: Similar to the previous two vintages, the 2016 growing season continued to push the envelope for defining the new normal in Oregon as one of the earliest on record. An unusually warm spring brought bud break between 2-4 weeks early, and a short heat spell at bloom condensed the flowering period, resulting in a smaller fruit set. Summer provided average conditions with fewer heat spikes than the 2014 or 2015 vintages, which led to smaller berry size and a high concentration of flavors. A warm August shepherded along the early vintage at Brooks, running from September 2-October 12th. Though it was an intense growing season due to the early start, the harvested grapes showed wonderful concentration and complexity with high natural acidity.