2014 Argyle Spirit Hill Vineyard Blanc de blancs sparkling wine
Spirit Hill Vineyard,
Cork and cage closure
1900 cases produced
Dosage: 4 g/L
Made using all Chardonnay grapes from Argyle’s Sprit Hill Vineyard, located at 750 feet elevation, is influenced by the Van Duzer corridor winds. These winds bring cool, ocean breezes into the Willamette Valley. As a result, the grapes develop thicker skins and tend to be smaller, resulting in more concentrated flavors.
Eighty percent of the wine was aged in neutral oak barrels and 20% in stainless steel. Just 6% of the juice went through malolactic fermentation, contributing additional texture and creaminess to the finished wine.
With aromas of baked brioche rolls, tart lemon curd, minerally fresh rain, and charred lemons, this wine was downright intriguing!
Filled with all types of lemons, this blanc de blancs had flavors of tart lemons, preserved lemons, lemongrass, and lemon zest. Bubbles that can best be described as “chunky,” the finish was tart and long lasting.
Food pairing suggestions:
Lobster rolls, curried carrot soup, and… shortbread cookies… just trust me! 😁
Read our tasting notes on other Argyle wines:
2016 Argyle Blanc de noirs sparkling wine
2015 Argyle Brut rosé sparkling wine
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