"There’s something about those wines made from oceanic grapes. My current wine obsession is what I call 'Coastal Whites.' Wines from the coasts of Italy, Spain, France, Croatia, Greece, and Portugal...This is my Oregon version of these salty and refreshing wines.
I’m attracted to that aromatic sensation of ocean air, Mediterranean fruits, shellfish, sand, and sea water that you get when you drink white wines. Our ‘Albus’ is made from 100% Alvarinho (Portuguese version of Albariño) grapes. It is the Northern most Alvarinho found in the Willamette Valley, Oregon. This wine is a co-fermentation of two vineyard sources, both planted in Loess soils.
We pushed elevage to accentuate more texture from lees contact. The same salted lime zest and ocean influences dominate this wine. We are taking things a set further and aging it in bottle for another 7 months, to help prove that Alvarinho is a better candidate as a king white grape in the Willamette Valley." - Golden Cluster
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