Savage Grace, Orange Gewürztraminer 2020, Oak Ridge Vineyard, Columbia Gorge, WA
This dry and aromatic wine was fermented on the skins using native yeasts. It is marked by rich and bright tones of rose-petal, lychee, tangerine and spice.
COUNTRY: United State of America (USA)
APPELLATION (AVA): Columbia Gorge
VINEYARD: Oak Ridge Vineyard
PRACTICE: Biodynamic, organic, vegan friendly
VINIFICATION: Skin contact fermentation using native yeasts
STYLE: Still, skin contact
COLOR: Cloudy apricot, light gold tinge
BODY: Light to Medium (3-4)
TASTE: Bone dry
PRIMARY AROMAS: Lychee, pink grapefruit and ginger
FLAVOR: Clementine pith, spice, honeycomb
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND SUGGESTION: Serve cold and pair with sushi or Vietnamese cuisine.
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.” (savagegracewines.com)
ABOUT THE VINEYARD:
Oak Ridge Vineyard sits at an elevation of 1400 ft and is the northernmost vineyard in the Gorge AVA. Nestled in the foothills of Mt Adams, this vineyard is a perfect place for cold climate grape varieties. The 15 acres was first planted in 1984 with the Gewürztraminer. Devotion to the land shows through to every bottle of wine produced from these grapes and has the reputation of being known as one of the best vineyards in the Gorge.