Dry Wine January
Dry January is a popular contraction of the famous "Dry Wine January" movement which promotes the fashion of drinking only dry wines in January, and preferably white.
Definition: A dry wine, regardless of color, that contains less than 4 grams of residual fructose (1 teaspoon sugar). These are wines with an organoleptic sensation that seem less fruity, or not at all fruity, with great acidity.
Trouvère Artist Series by Lange Winery
Trouvère is the name that Don and Wendy Lange gave to their exclusive line of exceptional wines produced in very small quantities. These wines are normally only available through their wine club membership and at the vineyard. But Bonde Fine Wine has the exclusive honor of offering you three different Trouvère wines, available in our shop or online (in very small quantities). Here is the first of the three:
Indigene White 2022 Estate Vineyards
Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley
Label: Basaltic Caves by Mary Heebner
An exceptional white wine made from a hybrid of a natural mutation of Pinot Gris. This unusual variety comes exclusively from the Lange Winery vineyard Estate in the heart of the Dundee Hills AVA in the northernmost part of Oregon's prestigious Willamette Valley, with a soil of well-drained of rich clay-loam (Jory and Nekia), and deep roots established from vines that were planted over two decades ago. This vineyard is entirely organic, dry farmed and eco-responsible.
Very pale lemon yellow in color, with a beautiful shine and no blemishes or sediment. On the nose, you get seductive aromas of unripe pear, golden apple, chamomile, white field flowers, and fresh green valley grass. On the palate it is dry with a very nice acidity typical of the soils of Dundee Hills AVA, With flavors of pit fruit, pear skin, lime zest, and grapefruit. The finish is warm, with sharp and hints of Szechuan pepper. It will be perfect with traditional pierogi (potato and cottage cheese) or conchiglioni stuffed with ricotta and chicken breasts, Or more simply, spaghetti with creamy bay scallops and Szechuan pepper.
You can buy the Trouvère Indigene here.