2016 'The First Row' (1.5L only)

2016 'The First Row' (1.5L only)

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There are many surprises contained in the original Charles Coury Vineyard.  Many years ago, we heard about a story involving Charles Coury visiting the Henri Gouges vineyard in the early 1960's.  While there he was given permission by the owners of the domaine to take cuttings from their recently mutated "Pinot Blanc" vines.  These vines are planted in the very first row that Charles Coury put into the ground in 1966. This row is also known as the ‘Scion Block’.

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STATE/REGION: Oregon

COUNTRY: United States of America

WINE TYPE: White

APPELLATION: Willamette Valley (North)

VINTAGE: 2016

GRAPE(s): Chardonnay, Pinot Gouges

ESTATE GROWN: No, purchased grapes

VINEYARD SOURCE: David Hill Vineyard

VINEYARD AGE: 50 years old

DRY FARMED: Yes

OWN ROOTED: Yes

SOIL TYPE: Laurelwood (Loess)

ELEVATION: 490 feet (149m)

HARVEST DATE: September 26th, 2016

HARVEST METHOD: Hand Harvested

BRIX AT HARVEST: 23

SKIN CONTACT: None

CHAPTALIZATION: No

FERMENTATION: Ambient Yeast

MATURATION VESSEL: 140L Mercury CLL

ALCOHOL (by volume): 12.9%

SULFUR DIOXIDE (SO₂): 60ppm

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FINING AGENT: Unfined

FILTRATION: Unfiltered

BOTTLE SIZE: 1.5L (Burgundy GC AG)

CLOSURE TYPE: RevolutionX & Beeswax

HAND BOTTLED: Yes

PRODUCTION: 78 Magnums

BOTTLING DATE: January 2nd, 2018

RELEASE DATE: June 1st, 2018