The 2015 vintage marked Lange Estate Winery & Vineyard’s first foray into sparkling wine production. Perennial fans of all bubbles, the Lange Family began farming the upper Mia Block of their estate vineyard during the 2014 growing season with an eye toward grooming those vines expressly for their first Methode Champenoise Brut Rosé.
With the advent of an early harvest in 2015, the Lange’s were ready to get cracking on a bountiful vintage and this new project. Long sunny days and overnight temperatures that registered higher than normal assured them of full, complex flavors and beautifully ripened fruit. The Dijon clone Pinot noir and Chardonnay that we had lovingly tended for sparkling was harvest under clear skies and perfect conditions.
The resultant wine traveled from vine to cellar to tirage where the blend of 75% Pinot noir and 25% Chardonnay aged in bottle for 24 months. Fast forward to summer of 2017, after months of sampling, the Lange’s decided it was time to disgorge and place their inaugural sparkling wine under cork and capsule.
On August 22, 2017, the Lange’s completed the final process of disgorgement, dosage, corking and labeling of their vintage 2015 Mia Mousseux Brut Rosé. Aptly named for Wendy Mia Lange, who cherishes a good bottle of brut, and whose vineyard block grew the grapes for this maiden bottling.
For the Lange Estate Family, this new addition to their wine portfolio continues to exemplify an adoration and respect of the Burgundian varietals they have focused on growing and crafting in their 30 years in Oregon’s Dundee Hills.
“It’s your palate. It’s your party.” These words of wine wisdom hail from co-founder Wendy Mia Lange, whose love for bubbles inspired Lange Estate’s first vintage sparkling wine. Sourced from Dijon clones of Pinot noirs (75%) and Chardonnay (25%) from the higher elevation Mia Blocks of the estate vineyard, this vivacious vin mousseux is exuberantly effervescent after 24 months aging en tirage. Only 350 cases produced!