Brooks 2018 Extended Tirage Sparkling Riesling, Willamette Valley

Item Number: 20290

UPC: None

Country: USA
Region: Oregon
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation/AVA: McMinnville
Estate Grown Wine: No
Vineyard Designation: Hyland Vineyard
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): 100% Riesling
Type: Wine - Sparkling
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12.5
Residual Sugar(g/L): 2.42 g/L
Viticulture: Practicing Biodynamic

Vintage Notes: 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.

Tasting Notes: 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.