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  • 2015-Muller-label

Muller Thurgau
Willamette Valley
2015

$14.00

The nose has a crisp characteristic to it with a slight spiciness of nutmeg and Lychee fruit. The palate presents a very light and airy taste of floral notes. The baking spices carry over into the finish. This wine will pair nicely with spicy foods, hard cheeses and salads with a tangy balsamic dressing.

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Product Description

Growing Season:
2015-muller-thurgauThe 2015 vintage in Oregon may be remembered as the vintage of a lifetime. From bud break through harvest, growers and winemakers throughout the state experienced an almost ideal growing season that delivered a record amount of exceptional, balanced fruit.

The vintage’s milestones averaged two weeks early from bud break through harvest, with some sites and varieties maturing as much as three weeks early. Growing conditions were mostly dry and warmer than normal throughout the spring providing a great environment for flowering and fruit set. The result was large clusters that ripened evenly over the course of the warm, dry summer. The 2015 vintage broke the previous record for heat accumulation during the growing season, set in 2006. This record was broken not by the daytime highs but rather the overnight lows being higher than normal for most of the year. This allowed the grapes to continue ripening through véraison without putting heat stress on the vines.

Harvest began around Sept. 12, roughly two weeks earlier than normal, although some of the warmer sites began during the first week of September. Conditions remained mostly dry through September with some rain at the end of the month. However, the rains this year were viewed as more of a nuisance than an actual problem or challenge, and ultimately helped to reduce pH levels and lower the rapidly rising sugar accumulation. Growers were able to harvest fruit in almost pristine conditions with no signs of disease and minimal fear of pest or bird effects. Most wineries are reporting higher than normal yields that resulted from larger than normal clusters

TECHNICAL DATA
Fermentation:  Stainless Steel Tanks
Malo-lactic:  No
Oak Aging:  No
Total Acidity:  6.9 g/l
PH:  3.34
Residual Sugar:  5.2%
Alcohol %:  11.4
Production:  129 cases

Tasting Notes:
The nose has a crisp characteristic to it with a slight spiciness of nutmeg and Lychee fruit. The palate presents a very light and airy taste of floral notes. The baking spices carry over into the finish. This wine will pair nicely with spicy foods, hard cheeses and salads with a tangy balsamic dressing.