Ovum Vineyards "Love Me or Leave Me" Gewurztraminer, 2015

Ovum Vineyards "Love Me or Leave Me" Gewurztraminer, 2015

27.00

Ovum Wines’ entire mission is to create quiet wines of place. Life partners and co-founders John House and Ksenija Kostic House believe in discovering and expressing new Oregon terroir, using three grapes as conduits: Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Muscat. They produce each wine exactly the same way, using low-intervention methods, native yeast fermentation, and allowing the wines to spend 8-9 months on the lees to increase textural complexity in neutral barrels made of oak and acacia, as well as a cement egg. The idea is that any difference from one vintage to another come from the vineyard, and the grapes themselves, not the winemakers. This Gewurz is always named after a Nina Simone song (or one sung by her -- the 2016 vintage of this wine is called Since I Fell For You). It comes from vines planted in 1976 in the Gerber Vineyard in Rogue Valley area of Southwestern Oregon near the California border. The vineyard was a former catch zone for a gold mine, so the alluvial soils are rich in iron, nickel, and serpentine clay. These minerals, a growing elevation of 1600 feet, and an intensely cool Pacific wind all combine to create a Gewurztraminer that is highly aromatic, with hints of smoke and salt. The white flower petal aromas waft from the glass, combining with a rich flavor of bread dough that comes from the extended lees contact. The 7 grams of residual sugar act only to balance the bracing acidity natural in this varietal, and complements the flavors of dark candied, almost caramelized orange peel and a steely minerality. Delicious now, and good to age for another 15 years. The House family believes that drinking an Ovum wine should be like listening to AM Radio in stereo -- they craft classic wines build for the modern age.

Quantity:
Add To Cart