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  • APPELLATION: Eola-Amity Hills AVA

    BLEND: Chardonnay (100%)

    WINEMAKER: Sashi Moorman and Rajat Parr

    VINEYARD:

    Seven Springs is in the Eola-Amity Hills just north of Salem, the vineyard was

    planted with Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Gamay in 1984 with direction from

    Bordeaux legend Dominique Lafon. It lies close to the Van Duzer corridor, an

    opening in the Oregon Coastal Range which allows cold Pacific air to flow into

    the valley, slowing down the ripening of these short-cycle varieties. The grapes for

    Summum, their prestige Chardonnay cuvee, come from a thread of 14 rows of

    vines, that run along the spine of Seven Springs, grown on volcanic soil

    VITICULTURE:

    From the start the vineyard has been dry farmed and grown following LIVE

    sustainability methods, and since 2007 it is also managed following biodynamic

    practices.

    WINEMAKING:

    The grapes are handpicked and gently whole bunch pressed on a Champagne

    press cycle. The must is then fermented in new 500l Stockinger puncheons using

    natural yeasts. Following fermentation, the wine stays in these large barrels for 10

    months before being racked to tank. It rests a further six months in tank.

    This wine is suitable for vegans and vegetarians.

    TASTING NOTES:

    An inviting nose of lemon oil, tangerine rind

    with a touch of vanilla. Wet stones, citrus zest,

    brioche and baking spices all coming together

    beautifully in the glass – combining to make an

    intense, lithe and focused palate with a precise,

    mineral driven finish. A wonderful example of a

    world-class, age-worthy Chardonnay from

    Oregon.

    SEVEN SPRINGS – SUMMUM CHARDONNAY

    Willamette Valley