Bergström Wines

Oregon: Willamette Valley, United States

Sigrid Chardonnay, Willamette Valley — 2021

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  • Introduction

    • We believe strongly in the power and promise of Oregon Chardonnay. Sigrid Chardonnay is an homage to our Swedish grandmother whose spirit, grace, and strength inspired three generations of Bergström children. After harvesting each of our estate vineyards by hand, we ferment the fruit separately in small French oak barrels, where it undergoes full malolactic fermentation and aging sur lie for 18 months. Only then do we select the finest of these barrels for our Sigrid Chardonnay. In a bottle of Sigrid, you will find the layered textures, mineral structure, fresh citrus and stone-fruit flavors, and floral aromas we hope will inspire you to continue following the Oregon renaissance of this noble white grape.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Estate-sourced from Bergström, Le Pré du Col, & Silice Vineyards in Dundee Hills, Ribbon Ridge, and Chehalem Mountains AVAs. Chardonnay represents about 15% of the total Bergström estate acreage.

    • Appellation: Willamette Valley
    • Vine Age: 4-22 years
    • Clones: Dijon 76, 548, & 95
    • Soil: Marine sedimentary sands and volcanic basalt clays
    • Exposure: South, Southeast, & Southwest
  • Vintage Report

    • Harvest Date(s): September 1-9,2021
  • Vinification

    • Whole-cluster,”champagne-style,” gentle, and lengthy press

    • Fermentation: Native fermentation in 228L, 10-15% new French oak cooperage
    • Malolactic: 100% malolactic
    • Aging: 10-15% new 228L French oak Barriques
    • Barrel Aging: 12 months élevage in barrel on lees. 6 month in tank on lees.
    • Filtration: Polishing filtration prior to bottling if needed
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
    • Alcohol: 13.3%
  • Tasting Notes

    • This straw-colored wine is a medley of key lime, lemon zest, and yuzu. Its depth goes beyond the citrus nose with green banana, honeydew, and cardamom. Aromatic expression carries through on the palate where it finds balance with flaky pie crust and creamy richness. Layered with oak spice and balanced acidity, this wine is a timeless expression of Willamette Valley Chardonnay.