Saperavi, Rkatsiteli, Garanoir, Sagrantino, Fiano, and more….
The First Plantings in Oregon and their Inaugural Releases.
Paint, Dye, Give Color
The 1st ever planting of Saperavi in Oregon, maybe even the West Coast? Made in the 1st NOVUM Oregon terra cotta wine vessels. An homage to my brothers and sisters in Georgia. The country, not the state.
The 1st ever planting of Fiano in Oregon. Fermented on the skins in a plastic egg fermentor along with Semillon for 3 weeks. Honey, apricots, beeswax for dayyyyzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz…….
Merci, André Jacquinet
The 1st ever planting of Garanoir (Gamay x Reichensteiner) in Oregon. Developed in Switzerland circa 1970 by André Jacquinet. This is our thank you letter to him. Cru Monduese? WOW! This is special.
“These wines would not be possible without the vision and expertise of James Moss. It must have been the hand of Dionysus that brought the two of us together! I’m honored that he has entrusted me with these grapes and I’m looking forward to working with other surprises he has in his research vineyards. The diversity of clonal material is unmatched in the Northwest.”
- Jeff Vejr, “the Winesman”