Eyrie Vineyards Spark Rose NV
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Eyrie Vineyards is one of the most historic wine estates in the US. In the winter of 1965, 25-year old David Lett moved to Oregon “with 3,000 grape cuttings and a theory”. He planted the cuttings in a rented nursery plot, and went looking for the perfect vineyard site. It was the first planting of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and related varieties in the Willamette Valley, and the first Pinot Gris in America. Fifty five years later this unique “Spark” is a blend of organically farmed, own-rooted Pinot Noir, Chasselas, and Pinot Blanc, crafted by David’s son Jason. After primary fermentation using all native yeasts, the components were blended and aged for 12 months on the lees in neutral, French oak.