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Mellen Meyer, Brut
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Organic

Mellen Meyer, Brut - NV

Item # 41245 750mL
$31.96/ Single Bottle
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$383.52 $345.17/ Case of 12
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NV
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USA
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Organic

Biodynamic

Wine made from grapes grown organically using natural composting techniques and special preparations of herbal sprays while following the astronomical calendar.


Tasting Notes

A relatively new estate making Biodynamic, sparkling wines in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. This is a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir planted in 3 plots of varying soils that are mostly volcanic and sedimentary. Primary fermentation takes place with wild yeasts in neutral oak barrels including oak from Oregon.


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Staff Pick Notes

Oregon has a large community of Champagne lovers. The state is home to bars that boast a tremendous selection of cuvées that beckon enthusiasts near and far. On top of that they have good land and climate for making bubbly of their own. Bobby Rowett, a wine industry professional and great Champagne enthusiast, makes noteworthy sparkling wine out of the Willamette Valley. This cuvée is a blend of mostly Pinot Noir and a bit of Chardonnay. There’s rich orchard fruit flavors balanced with tart acidity. Rowett’s estate is fairly new on the scene yet I much prefer it over most of the bubbly coming out of the traditional sparkling wine regions.

- SD

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Pinot Noir

The Burgundy region of northeastern France is the historic home of the Pinot Noir grape, and is the source of the world’s greatest examples. Here one finds renditions of Pinot Noir that deliver power with finesse and grace, wines that have unimaginable depth of flavor, yet are perfectly balanced and ephemeral in the mouth - in short, wines that deliver all that Pinot Noir has to offer. Terroir,...

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Willamette Valley

Perhaps the most familiar wine producing region in Oregon, the Willamette Valley is actually a group of distinct AVA's (American Viticultural Areas). This varied area is home to approximately two thirds of Oregon's wineries. Bounded roughly by the cities of Portland in the north and Eugene in the south, the near-idyllic wine growing region is cradled between the Cascade Mountain Range on its east...

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Chardonnay

From Champagne to Chablis, it's hard (not to mention unpleasant) to avoid this famous white variety. During a huge popularity surge beginning in the late 1980s, Chardonnay plantings have increased dramatically -- not only in California's wine country, with which the variety is nearly synonymous, but also in Burgundy (its original, Old World home) and just about everywhere else in the winemaking...

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Oregon

The largest wine region in Oregon is the Willamette Valley, lying between the cities of Portland and Eugene and home to most of Oregon’s wineries. As it does not have one homogeneous climate, it has been broken up into several different AVAs. In the best of them, the perfect amounts of wind, rain, sun exposure, and altitude combine to give Pinot Noir the warm days and cool nights it needs in...

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