VINEYARDS | 50% RIBBON SPRINGS, 50% LS
APPELLATION | WILLAMETTE VALLEY
WINEMAKERS | GINA HENNEN and THOMAS SAVRE
HARVEST DATE | SEPTEMBER 24, 2017
BOTTLING | FEBRUARY 1, 2019
ALCOHOL | 13%
PRODUCTION | 60 BOTTLES / 5 cases
A love letter between the winemaking teams of Lingua Franca and Adelsheim, this 2017 Chardonnay evokes fresh pear, magnolia blossoms and complex toasted spices along with hints of crème patissiere. Its origins harken back to a fateful evening in 1989 when famed sommelier Larry Stone took his first sip of wine from the east side of Willamette Valley’s Eola Hills. It was a 1987 single-vineyard from David Adelsheim, and it was love at first sip! Adelsheim and Lingua Franca have crafted a true Oregon Chardonnay; one that is both iconic and modern. Sourced from volcanic and sedimentary sites in the Eola-Amity Hills and Chehalem Mountains AVAs, this wine is made to age.
Lingua Franca, located in the east-facing Eola-Amity Hills of the Willamette Valley, is the partnership between Burgundy legend Dominique Lafon, sommelier Larry Stone and business partner David Honig. They were quickly joined by winemaker Thomas Savre, who brought experience from some of the finest wineries in Burgundy, including Domaine Dujac and Domaine de la Romanée-Conti. A founding Oregon winery, Adelsheim strives to create remarkable Pinot noir and Chardonnay that connects wine lovers everywhere to the spirit, beauty and promise of Oregon. In addition to making world-class wines, Adelsheim is committed to honor and be stewards of its abundant land. This commitment is reflected in Adelsheim’s LIVE Certified sustainable vineyards and wines.