US-OVM-03-20

White Wine, BIG SALT

White Wine, BIG SALT

Grape Varieties
• 43% Riesling
• 35% Gewurztraminer
• 11% Pinot Blanc
• 9% Early Muscat
• 1% Others

Farming Practices
• Certified organic or practicing organic practices depending on the site

Vine Age/Soil/Terroir
• Volcanic ash, basalt, marine sediment, alluvial, and serpentine soils
• 250 to 1500 feet elevation
• Sourced from 10 vineyards in Columbia Gorge, Willamette Valley, Elkton, Dundee Hills, and Rogue Valley AVAs
• Average 35-year-old vines

Winemaking
• Native yeast fermentation
• Co-fermented in stainless steel tanks
• Riesling saw partial skin contact for 3 hours
• Gewurztraminer saw skin contact up to 3 days
• Early Muscat & Pinot Blanc were pressed whole cluster

Tasting Notes
• 2020 Big Salt is wildly aromatic, laced with Gewurz and Muscat overtones, but framed by citrusy Riesling. Salty bergamot, lemon, nectarine and white tea– exotic fruits fill out the nose. The palate is filled with the texture of Gewurz, herbal hints from Pinot Blanc, but quickly washed back with classic Riesling acidity. 2020 Big Salt pairs well with fish tacos, pesto chicken pasta, pad thai…or just chilling.

Producer:
Vintage:
2020
Country:
United States
Region:
Oregon
Appellation:
Elkton
Variety:
Blend - Other
Color:
White