Bergstrom Winery “Sigrid” Chardonnay
WHY WE LOVE IT
- This is Bergström’s flagship estate Chardonnay which has been proudly produced since 2006, the Sigrid is a magnificent wine.
- Sigrid is a blend of their best barrels of Chardonnay from their Biodynamic estate vineyards, most notably; The Bergström Vineyard, Silice and Gregory Ranch.
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Elaboration: A blend of whole cluster and destemmed fruit fermented and aged for 12 months in 10% new French oak barrels
Tasting Notes: White gold with a green chlorophyll hue, this Willamette Valley Chardonnay has a very complex aromatic perfume of Meyer lemon, honeysuckle, toasted brioche, citrus flowers, sugar cookie and a sweet tarragon, mint and saffron herbal note. Texturally magnificent and accented with a heady, floral perfume of white flowers and spiced crème fraîche, this wine captures the brightness and elegance of this vintage.
2015 – 94 Vinous | 94 Wine Enthusiast | 95 Wine & Spirits | 95 Wine Advocate
2016 – 92 Wine Advocate | 94 James Suckling | 95 Vinous
2017 – 93 Wine Advocate | 94 James Suckling | 95 Wine & Spirits | 95 Vinous
2018 – 92 Wine Advocate | 93 Wine Spectator
The Bergström family business traces its roots to John Bergström’s Swedish heritage and the love he developed for the Pacific Northwest. John grew up in a small agricultural and logging village in northern Sweden. As a young teenager, he set out by himself for Oregon, eager to follow the American dream of creating a life better than the one he knew as a child. Ultimately, he became a surgeon, created a successful medical practice and raised five children in his new homeland. After many years, John decided to return to his agricultural roots and pursue his dream of winegrowing, eventually founding Bergström Winery.
In 1999, Josh Bergström, the fourth of five children, returned home to Dundee from a postgraduate program in Viticulture and Enology in the Burgundy region of France. With him, he brought his fiancée Caroline, and the two were married that fall in the Bergström Vineyard. Bergström Wines was also born that fall as the young couple harvested their first vintage of Pinot Noir from high-quality fruit purchased at a neighboring winery. Currently, Josh is general manager, winemaker and vineyard manager at Bergström Wines, and Caroline manages the sales team.
Bergström Wines consists of five estate vineyards totaling 84 acres that span across four of the Willamette Valley’s best appellations: The Bergström Vineyard, Silice Vineyard, Winery Block, Gregory Ranch and Le Pré du Col. Each estate vineyard is farmed without the use of harsh chemicals, systemic or fertilizers.