The addition of Pinot Meunier, varying in percentage on a vintage by vintage basis, is a vehicle to lift the best characteristics out of the predominant Pinot Noir in the blend.
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Argyle Brut Rosé is made to be long aging, maintaining its richness & minerality borne of late season ripening and fresh fruit character. It is Argyle’s most popular prestige Sparkling Wine.
The 2015 growing season began with plenty of sunshine and warmth throughout the Spring, leading to an earlier than average bud break. As such, an early bloom kicked off with fantastic weather, leading to an above average fruit set. This required us to meticulously thin our vineyards in order to capture dense, vibrant fruit flavors. The summer was dry, though never getting too hot for too long. Harvest started early at Knudsen Vineyard in the Dundee Hills on August 24th and finished nearly one month later in the upper elevations of the Eola-Amity Hills at our Spirit Hill Vineyard on September 27th. This was our first growing season ever to be done picking before the month of October.