Corollary Momtazi Vineyard Carbonic Rosé 2019
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Utterly brilliant, one-of-a-kind Willamette Valley wine. The Corollary brain trust promises: this will make you rethink what Oregon sparkling can be. It has certainly worked on me. Tangerine, thyme, grapefruit, subtle spice—a very Pinot noir essence running through it. The suggested pairings of either rack of lamb or duck confit have me practically running to the meat market.
For Champagne-heads, this is Jeanne and Dan's take on Vouette et Sorbée Saignée de Sorbée.
Corollary: Pomegranate. Thyme. Tangerine. This carbonic rosé from the biodynamically farmed Momtazi Vineyard will make you rethink what Oregon sparkling can be. 94 cases made. 3.5 g/L dosage.
We used a technique called carbonic maceration to coax extra flavor and color into the 2019 Momtazi Rosé. After harvesting the grapes on September 3, we left the whole clusters undisturbed and covered with CO2 for nine days. This technique allows the berries to start fermenting inside their skins. It produces flavors of strawberry and candied orange with an intriguing herbal background, and gives the wine a uniquely vibrant pink hue.
After nine days, we foot stomped the grapes and left them to soak overnight. The grapes were then pressed and the juice was settled for several hours. Afterward, the juice was fermented with native yeast in 100% neutral oak where it remained for eight months on the lees. Secondary fermentation yeast was Spark.