L'Orange
FORGERON SOCIÉTÉ

2016 L'Orange

CRAWFORD VINEYARD
YAKIMA VALLEY

We love our orange muscat from Crawford Vineyard. It is an unusual and very fragrant grape. The clusters taste so good after a long hot afternoon in the vineyards and the fermented wine is equally delicious. We harvest orange muscat every year but decided to showcase it as a single varietal in 2016 as we find it a great stand alone with all its orange peel character.

$22 ($18.70)
CELLAR NOTES
  • Alcohol 14.1 % by volume
  • Aged 16 months
  • pH 3.7
  • TA 0.54g/100ml
  • Barrel Program 16 months in 100% neutral French Oak
  • Harvested Date August 2016
  • Barreled Date September 2016
  • Bottled Date February 2018
  • Released Date May 2018
  • Production 58 cases

In the vineyard

Budbreak was 2 to 3 weeks earlier than normal in 2016 but temperatures cooled down after the first week of June and remained more or less normal through the rest of the summer. The yields were higher than average and the nighttime temperatures cooled down in mid-summer, which slowed down ripening, allowing for the grapes to accumulate more flavors.

Appellation Yakima Valley
Vineyard Crawford Vineyard

In the cellar

Varietal 100% ORANGE MUSCAT

In the glass

Very aromatic, off dry, ample mouthfeel

 

NOSE: orange blossom, fragrant, honeysuckle, honeydew, orange peel

 

MOUTH: honey, melon, Bartlett pear, spice, granny smith apple

 

PAIRING: Just drink! Pair it with a nice evening sitting on the porch.

 

Vintage

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