Bergstrom Chardonnay 2020, Old Stones Vineyard, Willamette Valley, OR
“Old Stones” Chardonnay is elegant with fresh fruit and mineral-forward notes – a true highlight of Willamette Valley.
COUNTRY: United State of America (USA)
APPELLATION (AVA): Willamette Valley
SUBREGION: Dundee Hills, Ribbon Ridge, & Chehalem Mountains
VINEYARDS: Bergström, Winery Block, La Spirale, Silice, & Le Pré du Col
GRAPES: 100% Chardonnay
PRACTICE: Organic, biodynamic
VINIFICATION: Whole cluster, gentle long press, native fermentation in 10-15% new French oak barriques & large format vessels, 100% malolactic fermentation, 18 months on the lees, polishing filtration before bottling
COLOR: White gold, young green tinge
BODY: Medium to Full (7-8)
PRIMARY AROMAS: Mineral, flint, cream, hazelnut, grilled lemon, toasted brioche, wet stone
FLAVOR: Bright and vibrant acidity, refreshing citrus & green apple, ripe pear, long finish, elegant structure
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND SUGGESTION: Pair with many foods such as fresh seafood shellfish, mushrooms, hazelnuts, roast chicken or pork, or butternut squash risotto
ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
Bergström Wines is an Oregon-based wine producer located in Willamette Valley. It produces a portfolio of premium Pinot Noir and Chardonnay wines from organically and biodynamically farmed fruit.
The first vineyard was planted in 1999 by John and Karen Bergström, and today the family owns five vineyards across four AVAs: Dundee Hills, Chehalem Mountain, Yamhill-Carlton and Ribbon Ridge spanning a total of 34 hectares (84 acres).
The estate's first vineyard, the Bergström Vineyard, is composed of volcanic basalt and planted to 5ha (13 acres) of vines, including six different clones of Pinot Noir and three clones of Chardonnay. On top of the estate vineyards, Bergström has long-term farming agreements at Temperance Hill Vineyard in Eola-Amity Hills, where it grows Pinot Noir and Chardonnay around the caldera of an ancient volcano, and at the esteemed Shea Vineyard in Yamhill-Carlton that sits on ancient marine sandbed soils.
Each vintage, Bergström typically produces a small collection of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines sourced from single vineyards. The flagship of which is the Sigrid Chardonnay, sourced from the oldest plantings within the company's holdings. It is fermented and barrel-aged in French oak for 18 months prior to bottling.