Black Brut has become a fan favorite at Argyle. Fully pressed red wine is put under tirage for Argyle’s traditional minimum of three years. The smokiness of this wine is a lovely match with barbeque ribs.
Food Pairing Notes
All Argyle Sparkling Wines are 100% Argyle Grown, vintage-dated, made from hand-picked, cold-pressed grapes, bottle fermented, aged on the yeast for a minimum of 3 years and 'disgorged on demand.'
The 2016 growing season began with a warm, dry winter leading to one of our earliest bud breaks on record. Getting off to this kind of pace and continuing with a warm Spring, bloom came early and under a good amount of heat, leading to a shortened window of flowering and also resulting in an uneven but more average sized set, meaning we wouldn't have to crop thin much later in the season. Summer was warm and consistent, leading into another early start to harvest. Harvest was quick and condensed, starting at Lone Star Vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills on August 25th and finishing not even one month later, in the upper elevations of the Eola-Amity Hills at our Spirit Hill Vineyard on September 21st. This was our second growing season ever to be done picking before the month of October.