2018 The Eyrie Vineyards Chasselas Doré
Tasting Notes ~ Chasselas Doré is an old grape variety born in the Jura and Alps mountain ranges of Switzerland. Fresh, tropical and savory, it is light on its feet while having a surprising amount of structure and body. This wine is made from two rows of organically grown, ungrafted vines. The attentive vineyard practices of Eyrie demand focus on rigorous training of the vines, minimal interference with the ecosystem, and on picking at the optimal time. Insecticides, herbicides, and systemic chemicals are never used in the vineyards. In the winery, they refrain from unnecessarily manipulating the wines during their fermentation and maturation. The Eyrie Chasselas ages 6 month on lees. In spite of full natural malolactic fermentation the wine is crisp.