Raptorridge brutrose

Brut Rosé 2014

Raptor Ridge

A topaz-toned Brut Rose’ made from 100% Vineyard Designated Pinot Noir, crisp and lithe on the palate with creamy bubbles. Sitting at about 750 feet in the Chehalem Mountains AVA, Harbinger is a tiny, high-elevation, densely-spaced vineyard that produces a lot of fruit and requires a lot of handwork. At 2,364 vines per acre, Harbinger does not ripen very quickly, which can be problematic in cooler vintages. In late October of 2011 with November rains facing us, the grapes were still lean and mean. We looked at the numbers, tasted the grapes, and determined that it was time to launch our long-awaited “Method Champenoise” program. We’d been wanting to start our own little “grower champagne” label, and Mother Nature just backed us right into that bubbly little corner!

Country:
USA
Region:
Willamette Valley
Appellation/ava:
Chehalem Mountains AVA
Vineyard designation:
Harbinger Vineyard
Vintage:
2014
Wine type:
Sparkling
Grape:
100% Pinot Noir
Size:
750 mL

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Aging:
Méthode Champenoise
Viticulture:
Sustainable
Estate:
Yes
Alcohol percentage:
12.5
Closure:
Caged cork

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