Brooks 2017 'Amycas' White Blend, Willamette Valley
Item Number: 11351
Sub Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation/AVA: Willamette Valley
Grape(s): Riesling / Pinot Blanc / Muscat / Gewurztraminer / Pinot Gris
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13
Residual Sugar(g/L): 4.3 g/L
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Amycas is inspired by the Edelzwicker (edel = noble, zwicker = blend) wines found in Alsace, and like its French cousins, is very pleasurable with or without food.
2017 Vintage: 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!
Tasting Notes: The Brooks Amycas bursts with spring flowers, punchy citrus acidity and refreshing herbs. It is complex with enticing aromas of elderflower, clementine, lemon, endive, mint, and flaked salt. This wine evokes the awakening of spring gardens and blossoms on the vine.