2017 Vitae Springs Riesling

2017 Vitae Springs Riesling

Dense honeyed fruit aromatics layered with delicate botanicals, lead to weighty mouthfeel, uplifted by wiry acid and long mineral and brioche finish.

Only 125 cases produced!

Beeswax
Nectarine
Lemon
Peach

What our team says

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Jillian BarnhartSommelier
This Medium-dry Riesling is luscious with note of lemon meringue and beeswax with a rich and lengthy finish.
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Norma BuchholzChef
I would pair this wine with a Caprese salad, heirloom tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, flakey Oregon sea salt and drizzled with a lemon & basil vinaigrette.
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Claire JarreauAssistant Winemaker
A strong mineral core with note of smoked lemon, ripe peach, and white nectarine. A very germanic expression of Riesling coming from old Mosel suitcase cuttings of Riesling.
Brooks has it all — Great story, great people, great wines.
Dave McIntyre, Washington Post

Vintage Notes

Comprised of riesling grapes from the Vitae Springs vineyard located in Willamette Valley. The vines were planted in 1978 in volcanic basalt-nekia and jory soil.

A wet, cool spring delayed flowering until late June, which set the stage for a later harvest than the previous three vintages. Hot, dry conditions prevailed through the summer, yielding heat spikes in August. With a larger than normal fruit set, the grapes enjoyed long hang time leading up to harvest. Conditions cooled and brought in scattered rains with the harvest, which began at Brooks on the 28th of September and ran through November 1st, almost returning to normal average harvest dates in the Willamette Valley.

The wines from the vintage show fresh fruit flavors and lively acidity. In all, it will be remembered as a classic vintage in Oregon!

AVA
Type
White
Varietal
Riesling
Region
Oregon
Appellation
Willamette Valley
Vintage
2017
Vineyards
Vitae Springs Vineyard
Vinification
Filtration
Cross-Flow
Case production
125
Crush format
Straight to Press
Fermentation
50-70 degrees fahrenheit
Bottling date
2018-02-11
Harvest date
2017-10-23
Vessel
Stainless
By the numbers
Alcohol percentage
11.5
Ph
3.04
Acid
7.9 g/L
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