Our pursuit to develop vineyards and build a winery dedicated to making Willamette Valley sparkling wine is becoming a reality. David Adelshiem, Oregon wine pioneer and founder of Adelsheim Vineyards, recommended that Willamette Valley Vineyards Founder, Jim Bernau, plant Chardonnay clone 352 from the French Wine Institute, Domaine de L’Espiguette. David learned of this natural clone on his visit there in 1974 and believed it would be perfect for sparkling wine. The winery has offered small lots of méthode champenoise sparkling wines utilizing this rare clone which has received numerous accolades including "Best Sparkling Wine in the Northwest" by Sip Magazine for the last three years.
Sourced exclusively from our Tualatin Estate Vineyard. Enjoy ice cold to preserve the bubbles.
The nose opens with playful aromas of the early Muscat grape including lychee, pineapple and honeysuckle. On the palate, flavors of peaches, apricot and orange blossom emerge around a sweet core. The effervescence and balancing acidity contributes to a delightful mouthfeel and clean finish.