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.
Food Pairing Notes
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 2018 growing season began with a relatively mild and dry winter and moderately cool spring,
leading to budbreak during the second and third weeks of April. Temperatures picked up in May and
continued into a beautiful mid-June bloom. The rest of the summer was warm and very dry, with no
precipitation for nearly 3 months. Early September remained warm and dry through the beginning of
the sparkling harvest, but then cooled down with a few days of precipitation in the middle of the
month. Our still wine grapes were able to ripen perfectly during a period of beautiful late September/early October weather. Overall, the 2018 harvest was quite condensed, starting with lower-elevation Lone Star Chardonnay in the Eola-Amity Hills on September 4th and finishing with high-elevation Pinot Noir at Spirit Hill Vineyard on October 2nd.