Grapes: Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Early Muscat
Viticulture: Sustainable Farming / Natural Wine
Vinification: Grapes are harvested by hand and whole bunch pressed. Soaked on skins for 5 hours in stainless steel and oak. Wild yeast fermentation using ambient temperatures. 6 months lees contact before being bottled unfined and with a small addition of SO2.
Orange blossom, white grapefruit and jasmine, salinity on the palate, finishes dry
Ovum Wines is dedicated to producing Riesling & Gewurztraminer from single sites in Oregon and Washington. Through minimal processing, the wines are a clear representation of the vineyard and vintage. The microclimate is in the corridor to the Pacific, Elkton is marine influenced far more than any AVA in Oregon. Cold nights lead to warmer days that are mitigated by Pacific Ocean winds.