2017 Sparkling Trio
Méthode Traditionelle Single Vineyard Sparkling Wines
Three distinctive expressions of Oregon Sparkling Wine: Brut Rosé, Brut & Blanc de Blancs.
INCLUDES ONE BOTTLE EACH:
Each wine is finished at a Brut level of sweetness, officially between 0-12 g/L residual sugar. Our Sparkling Wines range between 2.1 and 3.6 g/L, see winemaking notes below.
VINTAGE 2017 was a classic Oregon vintage with plenty of sunny days and refreshingly cool nights. It was also the first year our wines were 100% estate grown, created entirely from grapes we own and farm. We now have full control as we care for our vineyards and soils for generations to come. “Estate Grown” is now proudly displayed on each of our labels.
After three early harvests in a row, 2017 brought us back to what many consider “classic Oregon weather.” A wet, cool spring led to a late start to the growing season with an early June bloom. Dry, hot weather in July and August meant great ripening as we thinned clusters to protect quality. Worries of smoke taint during the Columbia Gorge fires proved unfounded in our area, but hazy skies slowed September ripening slightly.
We began bringing in fruit in mid-September, but were interrupted by rain a few times in late September and mid-October. With 40+ vintages under our belts and hillside vineyards at diverse elevations we were able to choose the right windows to pick beautifully ripe fruit from each block. Sometimes this meant pulling long hours: in fact October 9th was our biggest day on record, with 110 tons landing on the crush-pad. Expect ripe tannins, fully developed flavors and classic cool climate freshness in these 2017 vintage wines.
Blanc de Blancs translates to “white from whites” meaning it is a white wine made from white grapes, often Chardonnay. Blanc de Blancs are typically linear with bright, citrus flavors.
Our Goodrich Blanc de Blancs is cool-fermented in steel tanks using a traditional Champagne yeast to retain the bright freshness of a traditional Blanc de Blancs. Residual sugar 2.4 g/L 195 cases made.
2017 La Bohème Brut Rosé
100% PINOT NOIR
Brut Rosé is a traditional style of pink sparkling wine made from red or black varietals such as Pinot Noir. Brut Rosé wines tend to be fruit-forward.
Our La Bohème Brut Rosé is a traditional method sparkling wine fermented in steel tanks to retain its fruit-forward aromatics.Residual sugar 3.6 g/L. 470 cases made.
2017 Mount Richmond Brut
66% PINOT NOIR 34% CHARDONNAY
Brut sparkling wines are often a traditional blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir finished in barrel for richness. Elk Cove was one of the first Oregon wineries to make a Brut sparkling wine in 1996.
Our Mount Richmond Brut is cool-fermented in neutral French oak puncheons using a traditional Champagne yeast. We put 40% of this wine through malolactic fermentation to lessen acidity and lend a creamy texture to the wine. Residual sugar 2.1 g/L. 194 cases made.