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Alloro Estate Chardonnay 2012

ID No: 441800
Vintage:2012
Bottle Size:750 ml
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Serving Temp 50-55 degrees Farenheit°F
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Roland Champion Champagne Special Club Grand Cru 2012

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Champagne with rich and structured aromas. Very pleasant and generous roundness, nice length in mouth. Golden color with buttery and fruity aromas. All the expression of a magnificent terroir for your most pleasurable moments.

To be a member of this Club, Champagne producers have to elaborate their Cuvées in their own facility, meaning the pressing, bottling, ridding, disgorging, etc., have to be done at the domaine/estate. Then, only the Recoltants-Manipulants are accepted. Everybody has to respect the Club’s rules to ensure the quality. These rules include: * Only vintages * Two tastings to control the quality: the first one after the blending, when the wine is still “Vin Clair” (juice) and another after the 3 years (or more) of ageing “sur lattes”. There are 26 members, each of whom can produce his Special Club with his own techniques: * blending or “monocru” (only one grape variety) * “blanc de blancs” or “blanc de noirs”; ageing from 3 to 10 years, brut or extra-brut. 4 year ageing minimum Strict selection of plots only made out of our old vineyards.



Special Club is a group of growers who taste and approve each other's chosen Champagnes before release, giving a wine with this label special cachet. This rich wine, aged for 10 years on its lees, is well textured, with fruit that still shows youth and intense apple and citrus flavors. Drink from 2022. 
- Wine Enthusiast (December 1st 2019), 94 pts


"The Special Club offers notes of brioche and poached pear on the nose and presents a rich, fresh palate of excellent textural richness and complexity. Finishes long and focused with hints of oyster shell and citrus. Overall, an outstanding Special Club from the superb 2012 vintage. This cuvée meets the rigorous production and tasting standards of the Club Trésors; it’s 100% old vine Chardonnay with 6 years sur latte." - I-WineReview (Champagne: Diversity and Change, January 2020), 95 pts

 

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Lismore Chardonnay Reserve 2018

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2012 was a very good season with predominantly mild, dry days. Yields were generally low and this did result in some excellent parcels of fruit being harvested. Vine-balance was carefully monitored, resulting in fruit that demonstrates the vibrancy and fruit-derived characters that the family strives for in its wines. By all accounts it was a textbook vintage.

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Pairs well with venison, ribeye steak, lamb.

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"A 60-40 blend of Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2012 The Bryson Barrel Select offers minty notes layered over dark fruit. Roasted meat, blueberry and cassis also play roles in this full-bodied but structured wine that appears to be at or near peak maturity. - Joe Czerwinski"
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 Wine Advocate: 93
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 92 Points
Product Description

APPELLATION: Alloro Single Vineyard, 100% Estate Grown & Bottled 
Chehalem Mountains AVA 
LIVE & IOBC Certified Sustainable
TOPOGRAPHY: 450 - 600ft elevation, Southwest aspect
SOIL: Laurelwood Series
HARVEST: November 2nd
ELEVAGE: Field Sorted & Gently Pressed, Barrel Fermented
Full ML utilizing Bâtonnage, 10 months in French Oak, 20% new
CLONES: 50% Dijon 76, 50% Dijon 96
CELLARING: Drink now through 2020
PRODUCTION: 110 cases
ALCOHOL: 13.2%
WINEMAKER: Tom Fitzpatrick
PROPRIETOR: David Nemarnik


The Vintage: 

Tasting Notes: This wine reveals a core of minerality with pear and hints of cinnamon, biscuit, crème soda, and tropical fruit. Smooth and round on the palate, with velvet texture and lively acidity. The long finish lingers with persistent mineral, tropical fruit, and subtle baking spice.


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UPC code: 0 20728 89003 5
2011 Alloro, Estate Chardonnay, 12/750ml

APPELLATION: Alloro Single Vineyard, 100% Estate Grown & Bottled 
Chehalem Mountains AVA 
LIVE & IOBC Certified Sustainable
TOPOGRAPHY: 450 - 600ft elevation, Southwest aspect
SOIL: Laurelwood Series
HARVEST: November 2nd
ELEVAGE: Field Sorted & Gently Pressed, Barrel Fermented
Full ML utilizing Bâtonnage, 10 months in French Oak, 20% new
CLONES: 50% Dijon 76, 50% Dijon 96
CELLARING: Drink now through 2020
PRODUCTION: 110 cases
ALCOHOL: 13.2%
WINEMAKER: Tom Fitzpatrick
PROPRIETOR: David Nemarnik


The Vintage: A wet and cool Spring delayed our vines’ awakening by almost 3 weeks. We begin to see bud swell the week of April 22nd. The cool and wet weather persisted pushing Bud Break to the week of May 10th. Record breaking cool temperature and precipitation continued throughout June and flowering was finally observed the week of July 8th. The remainder of the Summer delivered more average heat and light, but we still entered Veraison, the start of ripening, the week of September 13th, about 3-4 weeks behind schedule. Fortunately, September was one of the warmest on record and favorable conditions persisted throughout October, allowing healthy grapes to hang on the vine until early November.

Tasting Notes: This wine reveals a core of minerality with pear and hints of cinnamon, biscuit, crème soda, and tropical fruit. Smooth and round on the palate, with velvet texture and lively acidity. The long finish lingers with persistent mineral, tropical fruit, and subtle baking spice.

"Barrel fermented and put through full malolactic with regular batonnage, this superbly balanced, graceful Chardonnay is orchestrated around a complex mix of pear, tropical fruit, biscuit, cream soda and light baking spices. The acidity carries a hint of mineral, and the palate impression is lively and smooth.— P.G."
Wine Enthusiast (April 1st 2014), 92 pts + Editor's Choice


"Alloro’s 2011 Chardonnay is dominated by apple and lime garlanded with honeysuckle. Creamy though at the price of a faint outright lactic character, it nevertheless retains a lovely, vintage-typical sense of levity and primary juiciness as well as subtle stoniness and salinity, all the way through its sustained finish. I would tentatively plan on enjoying it through 2015.- DS"
Robert parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #209, October 2013), 90 pts

Winery: Alloro Vineyard

The Alloro Estate
Alloro Vineyard is 78 acres of uniquely contoured, loess-derived, Laurelwood soil. Located on a southwest-facing slope in Oregon’s Chehalem Mountains AVA, within the Willamette Valley, this very special place is the heart and soul of our wines and is personally cared for by Founder, David Nemarnik. We are an artisan, limited-production producer and are 100% Estate, crafting all our wines from this single vineyard. Our Burgundy trained, UC Davis educated Winemaker, Tom Fitzpatrick, is focused on producing elegant wines of balance, with character and soul, that capture the distinct personality of our terrior, the purity of its fruit, and that delight and inspire.

The winery was designed specifically for the production of small lots of handcrafted Pinot noir. The building is situated at the crest of the hill, in the center of our estate vineyard. Having the winery in the middle of the estate allows us to be intimately connected to what is happening with the vines during the growing season, and allows for very close monitoring of fruit ripeness and optimal harvest timing.
The building was designed and engineered to last for generations, constructed almost entirely out of concrete and Oregon Douglas fir. The traditional underground cellaring caves are energy efficient, taking advantage of the cool earth to maintain ideal cellaring temperature and humidity. Solar panels were installed to act as the primary source of energy for winery operations. The winery was designed by Architect Larry Ferrar and was completed in time for the 2003 harvest.

Alloro, Italian for laurel, is the evergreen plant said to symbolize immortality in ancient times and often used as a symbol for peace today. Our estate vineyard and winery are located on Laurel Ridge in the Chehalem Mountains and the vineyard’s ancient basalt and loess soil is of Laurelwood Series. Alloro was chosen to reflect our founder’s Italian heritage and as a symbol of this very special place.

 

The Alloro Vineyard
78 acres of uniquely contoured, loess-derived, Laurelwood soil. Located on a southwest-facing slope in Oregon’s Chehalem Mountains, this special place is the heart and soul of our wines.
Our Chardonnay blocks are comprised of Dijon clones 76 and 96, grafted to Riparia Gloire rootstock.
Our Pinot noir blocks are comprised of clones 777, 667, 114, and Pommard, grafted to Riparia Gloire and 3309 root stocks.

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