2018 Skål Sparkling Wine

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2018 Skål Sparkling Wine
2018 Skål Sparkling Wine

Price: $45
Founder's & Collector's Clubs: $33.75
Case Club: $36.00
Connoisseur's Club: $38.25

61% Pinot Noir, 39% Chardonnay

A Scandinavian term for "cheers," we raise our glass to you in celebration: skål!

Production notes

Predominantly Pinot Noir with Chardonnay making up the balance in this Méthode Champenoise sparkling wine. A longer élevage to gain a touch more classic nuttiness and aromatic development and a small dosage of 3g/L similar to the 2017 regular disgorged wine gives this wine round luscious texture with great early drinkability. A much lighter mousse in the 2018 due to different disgorging system.

This wine is produced Vegan. 

Other notes

Preservation: We recommend storing under normal wine storage conditions (in a cool dark place) until you’re ready to drink it, then it should be chilled for consumption.

Food Pairings: Fried foods – such as fried chicken, buttered popcorn, caviar (traditional), Puget Sound raw oysters, Asian & Latin American inspired dishes; Cheese: Brie styles

Varietal Composition61% Pinot Noir, 39% Chardonnay
AppellationRoyal Slope
VineyardSolaksen Vineyard
Aging6 months in 100% Stainless steel
Residual Sugar3 g/L
Wine Stylesparkling
Volume750 ml
Cases Produced75
Country of OriginUNITED STATES
State of OriginWashington
Sparkling WineYes

Gård Vintners is 100% estate grown sustainably at Lawrence Vineyards in the Royal Slope AVA. Lawrence Vineyards features seven distinct vineyard sites with elevations ranging 930 feet to 1,675 feet. The combination of elevation and south-facing slope provides a great framework for grape production, while the diversity of the seven locations delivers a high level of complexity to Gård wines. Lawrence Vineyards is certified sustainable by Vinewise.org.

Winemaker Aryn Morell, a Washington native, honed his skills in Napa Valley working with some of the country’s most notable producers, including Silver Oak, Joseph Phelps, Quintessa, Husic, Chimney Rock, Chappellet, Stags Leap and countless others in winemaking and the chemical engineering of wine as part of a consulting company for which he worked.

Aryn joined the Gard team as head winemaker in 2011, and spends considerable time in the winery’s estate vineyard with Josh Lawrence, Gard founder and viticulturist.  With an uncompromising attention to detail, Aryn carefully crafts Gard wines with an eye toward the unique expression of terroir of the estate vineyard, and earns frequent accolades and high acclaim for his wines.

In 2014, Aryn and Gard founders Josh and Lisa Lawrence launched a winemaking facility in Walla Walla, M&L Production, where all the Gård wines are produced, bottled and aged. Aryn also makes wine for Matthews Estate, Tenor, Alleromb and Mullan Road, a Washington project for Cakebread Cellars of California.

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