Ovum Gewurztraminer 2016
Not Vintage Specific
Item Number: 28609
Wine & Spirits 94
"Here is a gewurztraminer that feels like a pinnacle for the variety: complex, full of grain and spice and floral scents. And yet it’s so ample, so generous, you’ll almost miss its complexity—the sunny litchi, apple and orange peel fruit character. The sensuous texture is a reminder of how great—and harmonious—gewurz can be. John House draws this fruit from Gerber Vineyard, a 40-plus-year-old low-yielding, serpentine-rich site in the Illinois Valley. It’s a wine of exquisite poise. (248 cases)"
Wine Enthusiast 92
"Sourced from the Gerber vineyard's 40-year-old vines, this bone dry and aromatic wine is perfumed and styled with Old World elegance. It avoids the sometimes off-putting, cloying perfume of the grape, proposing instead more tangy fruit and dry extract. It was fermented in neutral wood with native yeasts and left on the lees for nine months."
"Love brings such misery and pain/I guess I'll never be the same/Since I fell for you." Little pleases me more than Nina Simone and a bottle of sexy white wine. This wine is always named after a Nina Simone song, or song she sung. Beeswax-y on the palate, the texture rides the edge of being overwhelming but is cut with the acidity we retain at higher elevation. There’s a brine component on the finish which is becoming a hallmark of this 40+ year old site. Light acacia and orange blossom notes comes through on the back end. 15-20 year aging.
About The Winery
Founded in 2011 by John House and Ksenija Kostic House, Ovum was born out of the realization that Riesling in Oregon has similar qualities one would find in world class growing regions. We set out to discover if our belief was indeed a reality, which meant producing wines that draw from all regions in Oregon. This diversity is necessary to discovering terroir through the conduit of Riesling. Our low intervention production method is a commitment to letting the vintage and vineyard come through, for better or worse. Native ferments, no subtractions or additions, except for SO2 - extended lees contact 8-9 months, for textural complexity. All of this is done in neutral barrels of acacia and oak, as well as cement egg. Given the level of commitment to these factors, it is not possible to produce red wine - which means Ovum is solely committed to Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Muscat.
great wine as used to be 30-40 years ago! - old style wine
Posted by Boris on 9/19/18 [Verified]
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