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Ovum 'Big Salt' White Blend 2022
$20.80$15.90
Tasting Notes
"As production ramps up, quality remains consistently high in this proprietary blend of cofermented Muscat, Riesling and Gewrztraminer. Spicy, penetrating aromas of pear blossoms, ginger and kumquat lead into a lively palate with citrus skin flavor, a dash of sea salt and drying minerality. It's a well-balanced, unique white wine with splendid food pairing options."

Big Salt is a white wine that embodies a day at the beach. It's bright, fresh, dry and a bit ... read more
Shelf Location — 63d
Size:750mL (wine)
Alcohol by vol:12.5%
Closure:Cork
Store Item ID:#52745
Location at store:63d
Item Description
Tasting Notes
"As production ramps up, quality remains consistently high in this proprietary blend of cofermented Muscat, Riesling and Gewrztraminer. Spicy, penetrating aromas of pear blossoms, ginger and kumquat lead into a lively palate with citrus skin flavor, a dash of sea salt and drying minerality. It's a well-balanced, unique white wine with splendid food pairing options."

Big Salt is a white wine that embodies a day at the beach. It's bright, fresh, dry and a bit salty (although no salt is added of course!) - once it's done you're left wanting more. We achieve this experience by letting mother nature create complexity - that is to say we allow all of the grapes to ferment together, with native yeast..rather than making a blend in the laboratory. Finding the right vineyards throughout Oregon that share the same cool climate is what it's all about.

The Wine
ustainable 50% Riesling, 30% Gewurztraminer, 14% Early Muscat, 3% Sauvignon Blanc, and 3% others Sourced from 10 vineyards throughout Oregon Soils: Volcanic ash, basalt, marine sediment, alluvial, serpentine Average Vine Age: 35 years Elevation spanning: 250 to 1500 feet Harvest: Sept 10th Oct 20th, 2021 Native yeast fermentation Co-fermented Early Muscat & Gewurz skin contact 3-24 hours Riesling = partial skin contact 3 hours SO2 added before bottling Unfined and filtered ABV 12.9% RS < 5 g/L

The Winery
Founded by husband-and-wife duo John House and Ksenija Kostic in 2011, Ovum is a celebration of the diverse expressions of Oregon Riesling. After years of learning the intricacies of the Willamette Valley while working together at Chehalem, John and Ksenija set off to further investigate the myriad terroirs of Oregon through the lens of Riesling, and now source fruit from through the state. They have found sites with blustery Pacific winds, extreme diurnal shifts, and rocky, well-draining soils.

To emphasize the idiosyncrasies of these vineyards, all of Ovums wines see the same practices in the cellar: natural fermentations, no additions or subtractions except for SO2, extended lees contact of 8-9 months all in neutral barrels of acacia and oak, as well as Nomblot concrete eggs. The resulting wines are textured and concentrated, driven by minerality, and framed by unwavering acidity. Ovums work is among the most compelling white winemaking we have encountered in our search throughout the Pacific Northwest.
About Ovum
Founded by husband-and-wife duo John House and Ksenija Kostic in 2011, Ovum is a celebration of the diverse expressions of Oregon Riesling. After years of learning the intricacies of the Willamette Valley while working together at Chehalem, John and Ksenija set off to further investigate the myriad terroirs of Oregon through the lens of Riesling, and now source fruit from through the state. They have found sites with blustery Pacific winds, extreme diurnal shifts, and rocky, well-draining soils.

To emphasize the idiosyncrasies of these vineyards, all of Ovum's wines see the same practices in the cellar: natural fermentations, no additions or subtractions except for SO2, extended lees contact of 8-9 months – all in neutral barrels of acacia and oak, as well as Nomblot concrete eggs. The resulting wines are textured and concentrated, driven by minerality, and framed by unwavering acidity. Ovum's work is among the most compelling white winemaking we have encountered in our search throughout the Pacific Northwest.
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