AROMA: starfruit, flint, jasmine, magnolia, orange zest, lemon zest, peach, pineapple
FLAVOR: key lime, orange zest, yellow plum, meringue, Meyer lemon
FINISH: dry, mineral, and lush
Our estate-grown Müller-Thurgau comes from vines first planted in 1979. Crisp, fresh, and dry, it is a charming example of the variety at its best. From chicken to shellfish, this wine is a versatile match for mildly spicy foods like Thai, Creole, or Mexican.
SUGGESTED FOOD PAIRINGS:
paella, charred broccoli and ricotta with preserved lemon, clay pot ma po tofu, Pad Thai, tuna poke, moules frites, grilled oysters, ceviche, arugula and goat cheese salad
2021 was an ideal year for grape-growing in the northern Willamette Valley. The sun shone for most of April and May with well-timed precipitation to support vine growth. Flowering was clear and sunny and occurred before the “heat dome” of late June –avoiding any excessive stress on the plants during fertilization. Heat events later in the summer occurred in graceful sync with the fruit development and never caused unneeded stress on the plants. The continued trend of warm summers meant that harvest was once again predominantly in September.
Grapes were hand-picked and brought directly to the winery in 1/2 ton totes. They were whole cluster pressed and placed into temperature controlled stainless steel fermenters, where they were slowly fermented at 52°F for maximum varietal character. The wine aged on its lees for four months before being bottled.