Argyle Winery, USA
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|Winery Name:||Argyle Winery, USA
|Other Details:||Argyle farms three vineyards: Knudsen Vineyard, Stoller Vineyard and Lone Star Vineyard. The 120 acre Knudsen Vineyard was first planted between 1972 and 1974. The high elevation blocks of this landmark Dundee Hills site are key components in Argyle's sparkling wines. Knudsen provides Argyle a mix of old vine blocks and new high density blocks planted with "Old World" Dijon clones.
Just south of Knudsen Vineyard in the Dundee Hills sits Stoller Vineyard. First planted in 1995, Stoller, like Knudsen, is planted using state of the art viticultural techniques. Stoller Vineyard has produced some of Oregon's finest Pinot noir and Chardonnay.
In 1996 Argyle purchased a spectacular 160 acre vineyard site in the east slopes of Eola Hills, known as Lone Star Vineyard. Located 15 miles south of Argyle's winery in Dundee, this warm site is planted primarily to Dijon clones of Pinot Noir. This vineyard has the potential to be one of Oregon's best Pinot Noir vineyards.
All grapes are hand harvested into small baskets and transported to the winery. Grapes are chilled overnight to 35° F before crushing the next day. Chilling preserves the ripe fruit characteristics and naturally limits oxidation.
All Argyle sparkling wines are vintage dated. Two grape varieties, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, are used in Argyle Brut, Knudsen Vineyard Brut and Extended Tirage Brut. The percentages change with each vintage and are indicated on the front label. Argyle Blanc de Blancs is 100% Dijon clone Chardonnay.
|Appellation(s) / Region(s):||Willamette Valley
|Contact Details / Location:||Argyle Winery
691 Hwy. 99W
Dundee, Oregon 97115
Toll Free: 888-4-ARGYLE (888-427-4953)
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