Savage Grace Riesling, Underwood Mountain, 2019
This Riesling from Columbia Gorge’s Savage Grace offers spice tones set against bracing acidity along with complex, high-toned fruit flavors and a long finish.
COUNTRY: United State of America (USA)
APPELLATION (AVA): Columbia Gorge
VINEYARD: Underwood Mountain Vineyard
SOIL: Light-reddish volcanic sandy, clay loam.
PRACTICE: Biodynamic, organic, vegan friendly
VINIFICATION: Non-irrigated growing, native yeast fermentation.
COLOR: Pale lemon
BODY: Light to Medium (3-4)
TASTE: Bone dry
PRIMARY AROMAS: Struck flint, wet stone, lime
FLAVOR: White peach, zippy acidity
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND SUGGESTION:
Decant if drinking in the near term & pair with oysters and grapefruit mignonette.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
“Savage Grace Wines was established in 2011 by owner-wine-maker Michael Savage, with a vintage of Cabernet Franc. His vision is to make Old World style lower-alcohol, balanced, and expressive wines. He is continuing to deepen his core understanding of all stages in the vinification process, to put his philosophy of low-intervention winemaking into practice, where the grape, vineyard and vintage form a unique balance.
“SAVAGE” – echoes the struggle of the grape to withstand the stress of ripening, along with making wine that is true to the grape, site, and vintage.
“GRACE” – also his wife’s name, is symbolizing what he hopes to achieve as the end result a wine that is delicate, balanced, approachable yet expressive.”
ABOUT THE VINEYARD:
“In the heart of the Columbia Gorge AVA located at the eastern edge of the Cascade Mountains, across the Columbia River from Hood River, Oregon, Underwood catches the last of the cooling maritime influence that dominates the Willamette Valley to the southwest. High up the mountain the vineyard escapes the heat and allows us to make focused, mineral driven white wine.”