Day Wines, Tears of Vulcan 2022, Chehalem Mountains, Willamette Valley, OR
This gorgeous skin-contact Viognier-Pinot Gris-Muscat blend is bright and citrusy, with notes of juicy fruit and herbs, and firm tannins.
APPELLATION (AVA): Chehalem Mountains AVA
REGION: Willamette Valley
VINEYARD: Le Beau, Nemarniki
GRAPES: 46% Viognier, 44% Pinot Gris, 10% Muscat
VINIFICATION: Grapes were left on the skins for 22 days. All three grapes were aged for 6 months before bottling; The Pinot Gris barrel aged in neutral French oak and Acacia barrels, our Viognier was aged in an Italian clay tank that was made from the company called Clayver in Liguria, and our Muscat was barrel aged in neutral French oak.
COLOR: Electric coral-orange
BODY: Medium bodied
PRIMARY AROMAS: Pepper, juicy grapefruit, red plum, blood orange, fresh basil, sweet lemon, grapefruit pith, ginger
FLAVOR: Bright, structured, floral, spicy, citrusy, savory long finish
SERVICE AND FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTION: Serve slightly chilled. Serve with an Indian curry.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER: Day Wines
“Founded by winemaker and owner Brianne Day in the 2012 vintage, Day Wines is a producer of boutique, artisanal bottlings made from fruit sourced exclusively from a small group of Oregon growers who utilize Biodynamic, Organic and/or Sustainable vineyard practices. To create distinct expressions of our corner of the world, we focus on fruit harvested from the esteemed Willamette Valley to exotic varietals found in Southern Oregon’s Applegate Valley AVA.” (daywines.com)