2013 'COURY' Semillon

2013 'COURY' Semillon


This wine is wild! It has high acids, a whiff of mushroom, jalapeño leaf, citrus rind, and lanolin. If you are familiar with sémillon from Bordeaux, this might not be the wine for you. If you have never experienced sémillon before, this wine will take you on a ride.

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It Begins Here

Charles Coury rooted the first sémillon vines in the Willamette Valley back in 1965. Mr. Coury believed in the potential of Oregon’s cool climate regions, and planted these vines on their own roots in the hills above Forest Grove in 1966. Our grapes come from that original block, making them the oldest known sémillon in the Northwest. We are honored to offer you this unique and rare piece of Oregon wine history.

Tech Sheet

STATE/REGION:                             Oregon
APPELLATION:                               Willamette Valley AVA (North)
WINE TYPE:                                    White
GRAPE:                                            Sémillon
VINTAGE:                                        2013
ESTATE GROWN:                            No, purchased grapes
VINEYARD SOURCE:                      David Hill Vineyard
VINEYARD AGE:                             47 Years
DRY FARMED:                                 Yes
OWN ROOTED:                               Yes
SOIL TYPE:                                      Laurelwood (Loess)
ELEVATION:                                    490 feet (149m)
HARVEST DATE:                             October 8th, 2013
HARVEST METHOD:                      Hand Harvested
BRIX AT HARVEST:                         19.2
SKIN CONTACT:                              37.5 hrs
CHAPTALIZATION:                          No
FERMENTATION:                             Ambient Yeast
MATURATION VESSEL:                  225L DAMY Oak Barrels
ALCOHOL (by volume):                  11.89%
SULFUR DIOXIDE (SO₂):                 93 mg/L total
ACIDITY SCALE (pH):                     3.32
TOTAL ACIDITY:                              6.7 g/L
FINING AGENT:                               Unfined
BOTTLE SIZE:                                  750ml (Champagne Green)
CLOSURE TYPE:                              Natural Cork & Beeswax
FILTRATION:                                    Unfiltered
HAND BOTTLED:                             Yes
PRODUCTION:                                 48 cases
BOTTLING DATE:                             June 29th, 2014
RELEASE DATE:                               June 1st, 2015


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