2019 Single Acre Aligoté
A rare variety in Oregon, we planted a single section of our vineyard to Aligoté in 2016. A classic Burgundian varietal, this wine is driven with minerality. Aromatically, this wine shows hints of salinity, white flowers, meyer lemon zest, and kaffir lime leaf. The palate is filled with mouthwatering acidity, showing notes of nectarine that leads to a seamless finish.
The 2019 vintage was a return to a classic Oregon growing season. Bud break, bloom, lag phase, and harvest dates all fell within days of the 2013 and 2014 vintages. Our estate crop set on target with expected levels for all varieties. Moderate summer weather persisted, presenting very few heat spikes and delivering only one notable record-breaking day in June. Cool, wet weather arrived early in September, pushing ripening and delaying the harvest window. The conditions in late September and October returned to sunny days and brisk nights, allowing us to pick based on ripe fruit flavors and near-perfect natural acidity