Oregon wine: Montinore Estate Vivacé sparkling wine

Oregon wine: Montinore Estate Vivacé sparkling wine

Tualatin Hills,
Willamette Valley,
Oregon

12.3% alcohol

Cork and cage closure

Certified organic wine made with biodynamic grapes, indigenous yeast

A blend of Gewürztraminer, Müller-Thurgau, Pinot gris, and Riesling, this wine has a beautiful label with illustrations of fruits, flowers, and other plants that grow at Montinore Estate. It hints at the aromas and flavors you’ll find within. These white grapes are all very aromatic so expect a wine bouquet in your glass.

Color:

Lemon yellow

Bouquet:

This bottle of bubbles has such lovely, floral aromatics! Plumeria, jasmine, and gardenia flowers, plus orange blossoms and lemon curd.

Palate:

With long-lasting bubbles, and flavors of passionfruit, honeydew melons, green apples, and popsicle stick, this wine is quite vibrant. It’s a flavor rollercoaster, going from tart to sweet and then back to tart, it finishes with notes of salinity and spicy ginger. Some of the bubbles were captured during fermentation, and the rest were added before bottling.

Food pairing suggestions:

This wine begs to be served at brunch! It will pair well with quiche and other egg dishes, salads, and picnics. Don’t forget Easter, Mother’s day and Father’s day!

SRP $25

www.montinore.com

Read our tasting notes on other Montinore wines:

2017 Montinore Estate Teroldego

2016 Montinore Estate Reserve Pinot noir

2016 Montinore Estate Parsons’ Ridge Pinot noir

2018 Montinore Estate Pinot gris

2018 Montinore Estate L’Orange

2017 Montinore Estate Red Cap Pinot noir

2010 Montinore Estate Müller Thurgau

Be sure to check out our Bubbles… explained series:

Wine 101: Bubbles… explained, part one

Wine 101: Bubbles… explained, part two

Wine 101: Bubbles… explained, part three

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