Evolution, Méthode Traditionelle Sparkling Wine
Origin: Oregon, U.S.A.
Blend: semillon, Müller-Thurgau, riesling, pinot gris, gewurztraminer, early muscat, chardonnay
*produced in a dry "brut" sparkling style
Producer's Notes: The great sparkling wines of the world are blends or as the French would say, “Assemblage,” of multiple grape varietals, from multiple vintages, with different oak treatments, and differing levels of malolactic fermentation. These wines are blended to make a complex sparkling wine that matches the taste profile desired by the winemaking team. With this in mind, we have thought for many years that Evolution (a blend of nine white wines) would make an amazing base wine for the production of a true, méthode traditionelle, sparkling wine. So, here it is.
This sparkling wine expresses aromatics of apricot, green apple, Bosc pear, with hints of white peach and citrus. The mouth feel is slightly creamy from the secondary fermentation in the bottle, with a light flintiness. Dry on the pallet, it finishes crisp and clean.