2016 Route 47 Sweet Wine - $25
The 2016 Pike Road Route 47 is a cult classic sweet wine made from frozen grapes.
How We Make Our Route 47
Fruit for our Pike Road Route 47 are hand-picked then frozen for 30 days. The fruit is then gently-pressed while frozen, leaving behind skins, seeds and a significant amount of water prior to cold-fermentation in steel tanks. This concentrates both flavors and sugars, giving us a richly sweet wine in the tradition of ice wines.
Pike Road Route 47 is made from 100% Willamette Valley fruit. Primarily grown on our estate vineyards, the wine also includes smaller lots of fruit grown by our longtime, trusted partners here in the Willamette Valley. We believe this “multi-vineyard” approach results in a more complex, flavorful wine
The 2016 Vintage
2016 will go down as a fantastic grape growing year for Oregon's Willamette Valley. The growing season started 4 weeks earlier than last years early budbreak. Temperatures were up and down all season, with a short heat spell early on and a significant cool period in August. This provided a lengthened growing season, resulting in small berries with highly concentrated flavors. With the extra time comes more a more focused and relaxed atmosphere in the winery. Add to that the total lack of bird and disease damage and you have some very happy winemakers.