In astronomy, an analemma is a diagram showing the variation of the position of the Sun in the sky over the course of a year, as viewed at a fixed time of day and from a fixed location on the Earth. It can be a diagram, or a composite photograph.
In wine, Analemma is a winery in Eastern Oregon that produces a variety of wines, including sparkling wines.
I was introduced to Analemma Wines at the BubblesFest Sparkling Wine festival hosted by Anne Amie Winery in the Willamette Valley. It was the first time I had ever seen Analemma wines or this wine, a 2011 Blanc de Noir. I purchased this bottle at the last BubblesFest I went to in 2016 – I need to get back there again!
The 2011 Blanc de Noir is 100% Pinot Noir grown in the Columbia Gorge AVA; the wines are some of the oldest in the state’s wine industry, over 40 years old. The wine is produced in the Methode Champenoise, and aged sur lie for 42 months. The color is a golden yellow, with flavors of creamy yeast and butter. It was so smooth, and was easily the best sparkling wine I have had in a while… I drank it over three days. Although the bubbles didn’t last until the third day, the wine was still delicious!
If you have had their wine, please let me know what you thought!