2014 CCW Chespear Sparkling Albariño
Horse Heaven Hills AVA
August 27th, 2014
This exciting, fresh, Spanish grape is a rare variety in Washington State. Coyote Canyon Vineyard was the first in the state to plant Albarino, and our winery is one of only a handful privileged to work with it. This wine has wonderful citrus and tropical aromas mixed with apple and mild baking yeast. Star fruit flavors and more apple are complemented with a nice creamy finish.
Vineyard Notes Vineyard Source: Coyote Canyon Vineyard AVA: Horse Heaven Hills Grower Degree Days: 3008 Pick Date: August 27th , 2014
2014 was a hot season which meant we had to pick this Albarino pretty early. In order to pick with high acidity we picked the portion of Albarino on August 27th. The fruit was showing much more citrus notes compared to when we typically pick which turned out great for the Sparkling wine. Once primary fermentation was complete we put the wine into bottles and started the aging process. It took about 6 months to come around in bottle and then the fun began. We played around with different residual sugar amounts and decided to go with 1.5g/l with added enough sweetness to complement the high acid. I hope you enjoying drinking this as much as I do.