Ermisch Cellars 2020 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: 2020 | Wine Type: White Wine
Origin: Oregon, USA | Appellation: Amity Hills, Willamette Valley
Elaboration: The 2020 Chardonnay is made from Dijon 76, Musque and Old Wente clones, barrel fermented and aged in new and used French oak barrels for 12 months.
Winemaker: Kirk Ermisch
“It gives aromas of lemon cream, honeysuckle, toasted hazelnuts and brioche with ripe Red Delicious apple and a whiff of quince paste. Medium-bodied, it has a lovely creamy texture in the mouth, giving flavors of ripe orchard and stone fruits with floral, honey and nut accents. It has great juicy acidity and a long, layered finish.” – Erin Brooks, Wine Advocate.
Production: 60 cases | Alcohol: 13.5% | TA: 6.7g/l | Residual Sugar: <0.1 g/l | pH: 3.6
PRESS & POINTS
2016 – 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
2016 – 92 Points, Wine Advocate
Extremely limited production. Tasting room only. All wines from this vineyard in 2016 scored over 90 points.
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