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'Coury' Old Vine Sémillon 2013

Short Description

This wine is wild. It has high acids, a whiff of mushroom, jalapeño leaf, citrus rind, and lanolin. If you are familiar with sémillon from Bordeaux, this might not be the wine for you. If you have never experienced sémillon before, this wine will take you on a ride.

Full Description

Charles Coury planted the first sémillon vines in the Northwest back in 1965. Mr. Coury believed in the potential of Oregon’s cool climate regions, and planted these vines on their own roots in the hills above Forest Grove. Our grapes come from that original block, making them the oldest known sémillon in the Northwest.

We are honored to offer you this piece of Oregon wine history.

Technical Details
COUNTRY: United States of America
STATE/REGION: Oregon
APPELLATION: Willamette Valley AVA (North)
WINE TYPE: White
VINTAGE: 2013
GRAPE: Sémillon
ESTATE GROWN: No, purchased grapes
VINEYARD SOURCE: David Hill Vineyard
VINEYARD AGE: 47 Years
DRY FARMED: Yes
OWN ROOTED: Yes
SOIL TYPE: Laurelwood
ELEVATION: 490 feet (149m)
HARVEST DATE: October 8th, 2013
HARVEST METHOD: Hand Harvested
BRIX AT HARVEST: 19.2
WINEMAKER: Jeff Vejr
SKIN CONTACT: 37.5 hrs
CHAPTALIZATION: No
FERMENTATION: Ambient Yeast
MATURATION VESSEL: 225L DAMY Oak Barrels
ALCOHOL (by volume): 11.89%
SULFUR DIOXIDE (SO₂): 93 mg/L total
ACIDITY SCALE (pH): 3.32
TOTAL ACIDITY: 6.7 g/L
FINING AGENT: Unfined
BOTTLE SIZE: 750ml (Champagne Green)
CLOSURE TYPE: Natural Cork & Beeswax
FILTRATION: Unfiltered
HAND BOTTLED: Yes
PRODUCTION: 48 cases
BOTTLING DATE: June 29th, 2014
RELEASE DATE: June 1st, 2015
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Archibald K
06/10/2015

Yum. One of the 1st Whites I've liked

And I thought I was just a red wine drinker. Here is an exotic, spicy, dense wine that converted a "red wine only" guy like me into a white drinker. Who would have thought?

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'Coury' Old Vine Sémillon 2013

'Coury' Old Vine Sémillon 2013

This wine is wild. It has high acids, a whiff of mushroom, jalapeño leaf, citrus rind, and lanolin. If you are familiar with sémillon from Bordeaux, this might not be the wine for you. If you have never experienced sémillon before, this wine will take you on a ride.

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  • Asked by Jennifer Conolly
    on 01/05/2015
    When will this wine be available? Do you distribute in New York or California? Answer:
    We hope this wine will be available very soon. Shooting for a March release. We are not currently distributed in New York or California, but you can order from our website.

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