2018 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:
- 2018 Goodrich Blanc des Blancs $70
- 2018 La Bohème Brut Rosé $60
- 2018 Mount Richmond Brut $70
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 2018 growing season started hot and dry through spring and summer, but relief was just around the corner. A hearty rain weeks before harvest and cool temperatures in September and October slowed ripening and gave the fruit additional hang-time. Harvest came late with small, intensely flavored berries with a high skin-to-juice ratio. After a slow start, the second half of harvest saw the simultaneous ripening of multiple blocks and a veritable “crush” in the fermentation hall. Once again, we were thankful for the added capacity of our 2013 cellar expansion and a crew of seasoned pros in the vineyard and the cellar.
These are wines of ample flavors and high maturity levels. The Pinot Noirs are bold and fruit-forward with higher than average tannins. In the white wines, expect more tropical fruit aromas in addition to the classic stone-fruit aromas. This is a great vintage for those who appreciate boldness in cool-climate varietals. 2018 wines are highly intriguing, their intense richness balanced by lifted tones, coming from a warm growing season that thankfully concluded in a cool autumn.
2018 Goodrich Blanc de Blancs
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 3.2 g/L.
2018 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 4.4 g/L.
2018 Mount Richmond Brut
56% PINOT NOIR 44% 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 2.5 g/L.