2017 'COURY' Semillon

2017 'COURY' Semillon


We are excited to release the 2017 'COURY' Semillon, which marks the 51st vintage at David Hill Vineyard (aka Charles Coury Vineyard). This wine is pillowy soft with aromatics that are closer to white bordeaux that have Sauvignon Blanc in them.

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The Oldest Semillon Vines in the Northwest

Our 5th year working with this historic fruit and every year we love this wine even more. Vintage 2017 was similar to 2015, a long growing season with temperatures never getting above 95.   This vintage has the power of 2016 but with the delicacy and subtleness of 2014. Less lees left in bottle than the 2017, but without the expense of texture. More balanced alcohol with this vintage as well. As usual, we left this wine in bottle for a full year before release. Magic. Time will be kind to this wine.

Tech Sheet

APPELLATION: Willamette Valley AVA (North)
WINE TYPE:            White
VINTAGE:                2017
GRAPE:                    100% Sémillon
ESTATE GROWN: No, purchased grapes
VINEYARD:             David Hill Vineyard
VINEYARD AGE:   51 years old
DRY FARMED:      Yes
SOIL TYPE:             Laurelwood (Loess)
ELEVATION:           490 feet (149m)
HARVEST DATE:   October 5th, 2017
HARVEST METHOD:   Hand Harvested
BRIX AT HARVEST:      n/a                 
FERMENTATION:       Ambient Yeast
MATURATION VESSEL:    225L DAMY, Billon, Mercury, Rousseau
ALCOHOL (by volume):    14.5%
SULFUR DIOXIDE (SO₂):   22 ppm
ACIDITY SCALE (pH):        3.51
TOTAL ACIDITY:                  5.7 g/L
FINING AGENT:                   Unfined (Vegan)
FILTRATION:                         Unfiltered
BOTTLE SIZE:                       750ml (Antique Green)
CLOSURE TYPE:                  FineCorkX (99.99% TCA free)
HAND BOTTLED:                 Yes
PRODUCTION:                     104 cases
BOTTLING DATE:                 July 10th, 2018
RELEASE DATE:                    May 1st, 2019

Bronze Medal TEXSOMM 2018

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