92PTS, Editors’ Choice – Wine Enthusiast
Sparkling wine. One of only three sparkling wines produced by King Estate, the 2008 King Estate Blanc de Noirs was crafted using the traditional method Champenoise. Made with 100% fruit from our Estate vineyard, this Domaine wine was first fermented to dryness. Then the liqueur de tirage was added and fermented in bottle, and the wine was sur lie aged for 26 months prior to riddling and disgorging. Finished with a liquer d?expedition to balance the palate. Apple and honeysuckle dominate the nose followed by lemon and grapefruit and round bright acids on the profile. Complex.
92 PTS, Editors’ Choice – Wine Enthusiast
A classic Oregon vintage, the 2008 growing season started off slowly with a cool spring. Warm summer weather allowed the grapes to catch up and grow at a steady, even pace with average temperatures and below average rainfall. Only 1.5 inches of rain fell during the critical late September/early October, pre-harvest period and as a result, the fruit brought in was clean, ripe, and concentrated in flavor. 2008 was heralded by many as the state's best vintage to date.
The 2008 Blanc de Noirs was fermented in bottle using the traditional methode Champenoise. It was tirage aged sur lie for 26 months prior to riddling and disgorging before being finished with a liqueur d’expedition.
|Wine Style||Sparkling Wine|
|Aging||Tirage aged sur lie for 26 months prior to riddling and disgorging. Finished with a liqueur d'expedition.|
|Fermentation||Methode Champenoise. Base wine fermented till dryness. Tirage fermented in bottle.|