2013 Ovum "Do I Move You-Gerber Vineyard" Rogue Valley Gewürztraminer

SKU #1197486

From winemaker John House: "All of my wines are made the same way, they see minimal handling at harvest, then after a long time in the press, the juice goes into barrel with no sulfur. It begins spontaneous or native fermentation, which typically lasts 4 to 7 months at which point we begin to add sulfur in small doses. The entire fermentation and elévage happens in neutral barrels. The wine is then lightly filtered, with no cold stabilization, then it goes into bottle usually in July. As far as the vineyard is concerned, it is one of the earliest plantings of Gewurztraminer in Oregon. It is planted in an old riverbed filled with alluvial stones and serpentine. Both rocks and Hantz (the mineral content of the soil) make for difficult growing conditions, along with the diurnal shifts between 40 to 50°F during the summer."

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- Thought to have originated in the city of Tramin in Italy's Alto Adige, Gewürztraminer is actually a pink-skinned incarnation of the Traminer varietal, and also the most widely planted variation. Known for its heady perfume redolent of rose petals and spice and tropical lychee flavor, its fuller body and moderate acidity, it can be made in a variety of styles ranging from completely dry to sweet late harvest wines. The best representations of the grape are grown in Austria and France's Alsace, though it's being made in smaller quantities in Eastern Europe, Italy, the Pacific Northwest, California, New Zealand and Australia.

United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world. Click for a list of bestselling items from the United States.


- Highly touted for its Pinot Noirs, Oregon is part of the up-and-coming winemaking industry in the Pacific Northwest of the United States. Most of Oregon is directly affected by the climate coming off of the Pacific Ocean, giving it mild winters and wet summers. This makes it a difficult place to ripen grapes, but some say that the harder grapes have to struggle, the more complex they will turn out to be. Chardonnay and Pinot Gris are two important and successful grapes grown in Oregon.
Alcohol Content (%): 12.8