2018 PÉTILLANT NATUREL
WINEMAKERS’ NOTES Rare in Oregon, we seized the opportunity to work with this new variety and explore a unique wine style that creates natural fizz with our Mondeuse Noire Pétillant Naturel. Aromatically, the wine dances between tart red fruit like raspberry and cranberry, and floral tones like violets and roses. The palate is bright with a smooth, fleeting effervescence that gives way to delicate, subtle tannins. Be sure to drink it well chilled to capture the natural bubbles fully. This wine is an excellent choice for any occasion, even if it’s just a Tuesday.
VINTAGE NOTES The 2018 vintage was magic. Following the trend of the past several vintages, summer was warm, but nighttime temperatures remained cool, helping the fruit to hold its natural acidity. As harvest approached, temperatures cooled ever so slightly creating perfect fruit ripening conditions. With no big rainstorms on the horizon, we never had an urgency to pick. Once we started picking fruit, the vintage was slow and consistent with perfect flavors and lab numbers. The 2018 vintage will produce fantastic wines.