2022 Joy – NEW RELEASE
Estate Vineyard ∞ Chehalem Mountains AVA Seyval Blanc Brut
39 cases produced. | $48
Made from the first and only planting of Seyval Blanc in the Willamette Valley (second in Oregon), Joy is named for Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, “Ode to Joy.” Grown in Bells Up’s vineyard, this hybrid wine grape is found mainly in the Midwest – our former home – and East Coast. It is also grown in England, where it is frequently produced as a sparkling wine. This, our first-ever bubbles, is made the same way as our still Seyval Blanc, Helios – fermented to dry, then receiving an extended sur lie treatment to build body and character. To produce Joy, the wine is then lightly dosaged and carbonated.
NOSE: Apricot, Orange Blossom, Bosc Pear, Wildflower Honey, Pink Starburst
PALATE: Honeyed Apple, Orange Blossom, Lemon Verbena, Balanced Acid, Creamy Mid-Palate