Airlie Winery 7 White Blend
WHY WE LOVE IT
- The Airlie winery and their estate vineyard, Dunn Forest, are live certified sustainable and Salmon Safe.
- The vineyard is hand-cultivated, allowing them to respond to individual vine needs.
Varietal Composition: Riesling, Müller-Thurgau, Pinot Blanc, Muscat Ottonel, Pinot Gris, Gewürztraminer, and Chardonnay
Elaboration: This wine is made from a blend of seven white grapes. In order to help preserve the individual characteristics of those grapes, each of the wines are fermented separately, prior to being combined. Blending trials generally last for six to eight weeks, while we create the best possible blend and not allowing one grape dominate…creating a perfect balance of acidity and sweetness that is appealing to a variety of palates. The wine is then crossflow filtered and bottled.
Tasting Notes: Celebrating the approachability and complexity of these seven white varietals. A touch of sweetness and great structure will have you pouring another glass.
Airlie winery and the estate vineyard were purchased by Mary Olson in 1997. She was joined by winemaker, Elizabeth Clark, in in 2005. Susan Simons, marketing and sales, joined the time in 2018. Sebastian (2003) and Gustavo (2012) round out the Willamette Valley’s best vineyard crew. Airlie Winery is nestled in the coastal mountain range on the western edge of the Willamette Valley, the inviting setting, complete with a picnic area and pond, extends any plans for just a brief stop. Located in the Heart of the Willamette Valley, Corvallis, Salem, Albany, Dallas and Monmouth are just a short drive away.
Today they have thirty acres of grapes consisting of nine varietals; Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Riesling, Müller Thurgau, Gewürztraminer, Maréchal Foch, and Muscat Ottonel. Sixty-five percent of the grapes used in making Airlie Wines come from their own vineyards. BeckenRidge Vineyard, located 20 miles away west of Dallas Oregon, supplies the remaining grapes.