Domaine Drouhin Oregon, Roserock Chardonnay 2015

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  • Type:

    White

  • Country:

    USA

  • Region:

    Oregon

  • Grape:

    Chardonnay

  • Grape Blend:

    Chardonnay 100%

  • Winemaker:

    Veronique Drouhin

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

Domaine Drouhin Oregon Roserock Chardonnay 2015 - Wine

Tasting Notes

This Roserock Chardonnay is vibrant and round, with broad floral notes and energetic touches of noisette, peach and pear. The palate’s enveloping texture is balanced by clear structure and a sense of minerality. It is an elegant and complex wine, with a long finish, and I expect this vintage to evolve nicely over the next few years.

Production Notes

Our Roserock Chardonnay brings together the estate's three Chardonnay blocks, which are handpicked and sorted. The Chardonnay is pressed immediately, and sent in equal parts to tank and barrel. Once malolactic fermentation is complete, Veronique assembles the two portions into her final cuvee.

Critics Reviews

Wine Advocate 91pts (2016) - The 2016 Roserock Chardonnay has a fresh nose of Bosc pear and Granny Smith apples with touches of baby's breath flowers, wet pebbles and baker�s yeast. Light to medium-bodied with a touch of creaminess in the mouth, it segues into notes of fresh hay, red apple skin and lemon, with great juicy acidity and lovely phenolic texture on the finish.

Producer Profile

Skills get more refined, methods evolve, but what's important is what is transmitted from generation to generation: The search for excellence, the intellectual curiosity, the sense of values, passion, the respect for terroir.� -- Robert J. Drouhin. In 1987, Robert Drouhin was invited to participate in the first International Pinot Noir Celebration, and on that trip, he decided to purchase land in the Dundee Hills. Where there had only been Christmas trees and wheat, the Drouhin's began planting their first vineyards in Oregon. At the same time, Robert nominated Veronique to be the newly christened DDO winemaker, and her brother Philippe Drouhin took responsibility for viticulture. In 1988, DDO produced its first vintage, from purchased grapes, and in 1989 built the landmark, four-story gravity flow winery. Situated atop the Dundee Hills, between 400' to 800' in elevation, the site was selected for its remarkable similarity in climate, latitude and aspect to the legendary vineyards of Burgundy. From what started as test plantings of cloned Pinot Noir rootstock, Domaine Drouhin now encompasses 124 acres of hillside vineyards. Interspersed with the Pinot Noir vines are 11 acres of Chardonnay, planted at various elevations and, like in Burgundy, planted right alongside rows of Pinot Noir.