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2012 Soter Brut Rose

WS 93
JS 93
  • S$17297

 Region : Williamete Valley

Country : USA

 Vintage : 2012


About Winery

Tony Soter is the founder of Soter Vineyards at Mineral Springs Ranch in Yamhill-Carlton, Oregon. Soter is a Portland, Oregon, native who began his remarkable 40-year winemaking career in the Napa Valley. After graduating from Pomona College in southern California with a degree in philosophy, Soter joined the staff at Stag's Leap Wine Cellars in 1975 to learn the trade. By 1982, he released his own wine under the Etude label, selling the winery almost 20 years later to Treasury Wine Estates. In the meantime, Soter worked as consulting winemaker for such world-famous Napa estates as Araujo (now Eisele), Chappellet, Dalla Valle, Shafer, and Spottswoode, among others. After almost 30 years in California, Soter moved back to Oregon and founded Soter Vineyards in 1997, where he is still making some of the most heralded pinot noirs in the state.

Today, Soter focuses on biodynamic grape growing to create rich flavors and substance. His cellar techniques look to the wisdom of past generations, trusting those natural processes to evoke the voice and character of each vineyard.

There are three distinct labels produced by Soter:

1.   SOTER VINEYARDS ... Illustrious estate-grown wines from Eola Amity, Ribbon Ridge, and Yamhill Carlton (where the Mineral Springs vineyard, farm, and winery are).

2.   ORIGIN SERIES ... Limited single-appellation bottlings showcasing each AVA's unique microclimate, geographical features, and growing conditions. 

3.   PLANET OREGON ... affordable, delicious, organically-grown wines from the Willamette Valley, ready to drink tonight.

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The renowned growing season had very small crops and a long season that stretched into October, which produced wines with expressive aromatics and richflavors. Truly uncommon In sparkling wine, but something we strive for with each vintage at Mineral Springs Vineyard, is our emphasis on uncompromised viticulture. We believe sparkling wines should have a flavor Intensity to rival still wines and our 2012 Brut Rosé is a prime example of how ourfarming practices add nuance and depth into our wines.

The 2012 Brut is a beautiful coral colored sparkling wine. The vibrant aroma IS filled with notes of toasted bread complimenting Impressions of ripe Oregon strawberries and raspberries. There IS an uncommon sense of substance in this sparkling wine, evidenced by the flavor Intensity and luscious creamy texture. Complex notes of lemon curd, crèmefresh, and even a hint of oak makefor Intriguing food-pairmg possibilities. The inherent richness ofthe wine IS a product of immaculate farming and low yielding vines, allowing the wine to stand on its own and not rely on significant residual sugar to balance the naturally high acidity: This is further reason the wine does so well at the table with food and is not limited to traditional uses as aperitif

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