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J. Christopher Sauvignon Blanc Über Sauvignon 2019

America, Oregon

Über-Sauvignon is a barrel-fermented, single-vineyard Sauvignon Blanc from our own Appassionata estate vineyard, which surrounds our winery in the Chehalem Mountains. It is fermented and matured in large (600-liter) acacia barrels, which add complexity and a refined texture to its mineral-driven aromas and bracing acidity. A small portion is fermented in a concrete egg, which also adds depth and texture. Although not widely planted in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, we believe that Sauvignon Blanc is ideal for this climate and makes fantastic wine here.

Country America
Region Oregon
Appellation Chehalem Mountains
Winery J. Christopher
Vintage 2019
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Sauvignon Blanc
¥6,380  (incl. tax)

Über-Sauvignon is a barrel-fermented, single-vineyard Sauvignon Blanc from our own Appassionata estate vineyard, which surrounds our winery in the Chehalem Mountains. It is fermented and matured in large (600-liter) acacia barrels, which add complexity and a refined texture to its mineral-driven aromas and bracing acidity. A small portion is fermented in a concrete egg, which also adds depth and texture. Although not widely planted in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, we believe that Sauvignon Blanc is ideal for this climate and makes fantastic wine here.

Country America
Region Oregon
Appellation Chehalem Mountains
Winery J. Christopher
Vintage 2019
Color White
Varietal(s) 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Data
Closure Natural Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 13.5%
Product Code 2095119
UPC 1-83103-00068-6
Winery

Winery Description

J. Christopher is owned by Ernst “Erni” Loosen, the internationally acclaimed winemaker behind Germany’s Dr. Loosen and Villa Wolf estates. Erni has a lifelong passion for Pinot Noir, and he recognized in the early 1990s that there was something very special going on here in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. He became an avid collector of Oregon Pinot Noir, visiting the state often and establishing his U.S. import company here in 2003.
Erni was particularly drawn to the wines of J. Christopher. Here, he saw, was a New World wine made in the unhurried Old World style with finesse, a clear expression of terroir, and excellent aging potential. A collaboration soon followed with a finely selected, high-end Pinot that Erni named Appassionata, after the Beethoven piano sonata. A few vintages later, Erni cemented his investment in Oregon by purchasing 40 acres on Chehalem Mountain in Newberg, planting the Appassionata Vineyard, and building the winery where we continue to produce Appassionata and J. Christopher wines today.