Thank you to Mr. Joe Micallef for the wonderful overview of our Rogue Valley AVA and for the kind words about the Kriselle Cellars Sauvignon Blanc. We appreciate the ink and your insights.

Published in Forbes Magazine

Exploring The Wines Of The Rogue Valley

Kriselle Vineyard and Tasting Room

Kriselle’s Sauvignon Blanc (2015) is among the most complex white wines produced in Oregon and could rate among the great sauvignon blanc wines in the world. Grapes are picked at three different times, at different levels of maturity. Brix range from 21.5 to 24. The early harvest contributes citrus notes and acidity, while the middle harvest contributes more fruity aromas. The last harvest contributes more tropical notes as well as more palate weight.

Each picking is vinified separately utilizing different yeasts. A combination of neutral French oak and steel are used. Each fermentation is around 12 degrees C and lasts for 2.5 months. The wine fermented in barrels stays on the lees for four to five months with frequent stirring. The different wines are then blended together and bottled.

The resulting wine exhibits a layered complexity of herbal and dried floral potpourri notes, along with elements of citrus, green fruits and just a hint of tropical fruit while still maintaining a brisk acidity.

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