2017 Melon de Bourgogne
Stavig Vineyard: Stavig Vineyard is located in Happy Valley, Oregon, about 15 miles from Portland. The
vineyard is an old riverbed with fairly rocky soils and volcanic overlays. The rocky composition harkens to Muscadet’s gravely soils in the western Loire Valley. Winemaking: The grapes were picked the second week of October, and were whole cluster pressed with the resulting juice settling for 24 hours before being racked to barrels and tanks for fermentation. We used 4 different vessels for fermentation and aging, each one having its own textural imprint on the wine: 30% in Stainless Steel, 30% in Concrete Egg, 20% in Acacia wood barrel and 20% in neutral French oak barrels. We aged the wine Sur Lie for 7 months before bottling.
Winemaker note: “I make this Melon de Bourgogne simply because I like Muscadet. It’s a great food wine for the local seafood we have. The wine is bright, mineral, earthy, and not too fruity.”
Bottling: The wine was bottled on April 20, 2018. 260 cases were produced.