2007 Extended Tirage Brut
- Composition 63% Chardonnay, 37% PInot Noir
- AVA Willamette Valley AVA
- Harvested Sept. 14 - Oct. 5, 2007
- Disgorged July 2017
- Brix at Harvest 19.3
- Alcohol % by VOL. 12.5%
- Barrel Aging 80% Neutral Oak, 20% Stainless Steel
- Dosage 8 g/L
- Cases Produced 1305
The Savvy Collector
Argyle Extended Tirage Brut is America’s Highest Rated Sparkling Wine and Has been named to the Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines in the World four times. Upon release each vintage, Extended Tirage Brut is Argyle’s most sought after wine.
Wine Geek Companion
Extended Tirage Brut is aged for ten years on the yeast and disgorged on demand to ensure freshness. Argyle’s Tirage Library in in Dundee has sparkling wines still aging on the yeast, dating back to our first vintage in 1987.
The 2007 growing season was picture perfect up until the end of September. Not too cold, and not too hot, usually makes Argyle a very happy winemaker. 2007 sparkling fruit had an amazing expression of ripe fruit flavor masked behind especially high natural acidity. This wine is testament to 20 years of balancing our farming to meet Mother Nature’s slings and arrows. The grapes are hand picked into small baskets. The fruit was first chilled to 35 degrees F before gentle, whole fruit pressing to extract just the “heart of the grape” juice from the berries. After settling the cold juice over a period of several weeks; clear, fresh juice was fermented using one of Argyle’s proprietary yeasts. A judicious amount of barrel and malo-lactic fermentation was employed to help build creamier textures and mouth rewarding complexities. Bottle aged on the yeast for ten years, our Extended Tirage Brut is disgorged on demand to ensure its appealing freshness.
91 Points, Wine Spectator
"Expressive Asian pear and spicy yeast aromas open to richly layered ginger, citrus and blanched almond flavors that linger. Drink now. 1,305 cases made." –TF