Ermisch 2016 Chardonnay
- After making wine at BODEGA CALLE in Argentina for more than a decade, but having built our import business from Oregon, we thought it important to finally try our hand with the challenging varietal of Pinot Noir and soon thereafter added this Willamette Valley Chardonnay.
ABOUT THE WINE
- Our aim for this wine is to present a single facet of the Willamette Valley’s terroir in a standalone bottling of Amity hillside Chardonnay.
- This is very much a hands-on project, Ermisch now does everything from crush to bottle at the new facility in Bend.
- We like that Oregon is known as the most similar growing region in the USA to Burgundy. Thus, our wines will grow and develop in the bottle for many years and will always be wines made to enjoy with food.
Vintage: 2016 | Wine Type: White Wine
Origin: Oregon, USA | Appellation: Amity Hills, Willamette Valley
Elaboration: Hand harvested grapes, pressed, barrel fermented and aged for 18 months in new, 1st and 2nd use French oak barrels.
Winemaker: Kirk Ermisch
This Chardonnay is well-balanced, crisp and satisfying. Well textured with floral, apple and lively citrus flavors. A robust yet delightful oak finish rounds out this 2016 vintage.
Production: 50 cases | Alcohol: 14.2% | TA: 6.7g/l | Residual Sugar: <0.1 g/l | pH: 3.6
PRESS & POINTS
2016 – 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
Extremely limited production. Tasting room only. All wines from this vineyard in 2016 scored over 90 points.
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