We can taste like Switzerland.

This co-fermentation is mostly Garanoir with a splash of Regent. You’ve probably never heard of these grapes and before the 2018 vintage, I hadn’t either. Now, I think it has MORE potential than Pinot Noir in the Willamette Valley. Yes, that is a bold statement.

Garanoir (Gamay x Reichensteiner) was developed in 1970 by André Jacquinet in Switzerland. This grape was to be an alpine red wine with deep color and mostly disease resistance, which comes in handy for our cooler Northwest climates. Regent was developed in 1967, but was not commercially viable until 1996. Regent is a interspecific crossing of Diana x Chambourcin. Similarly dark and disease resistant, this grape was created in Germany, to solve the problem of not having a darker red wine in the country.

This is highly smash-able. It is thirst quenching, vibrant, and dense.

Flavors

Brambleberry
Boo Berry Cereal
Monduese
O+ Blood
Violets
Pine Tips
Camas Flowers
Mountain Spring Water
Saphires
The Color Blue

Tech Specs

Appellation: Willamette Valley
Grapes: Garanoir & Regent
Soil:
Laurelwood & Melbourne
Vineyard:
Wind Earth
Elevation:
400 ft. (129 m)
Harvest Date:
September 30th, 2018
Brix @ Harvest:
n/a
Fermentation:
Ambient Yeast
Maturation Vessel:
Neutral French Oak
Alcohol (by volume):
13.17%
Acidity Scale (pH):
3.49
Sulfur Dioxide (SO₂):
<2 mg/L
Fining Agent:
Unfined (vegan)
Filtering Method:
Unfiltered
Closure:
Finecork X (99.99% TCA free)
Bottling Date:
July 5th, 2019
Release Date:
July 26th, 2019
Suggested Retail $:
25.00 USD


Bottle Shots & Images


One of our best wines of the 2018 vintage. Don’t sleep on this one!

If there was ever such a thing called Cru Monduese, this would be it. My favorite wine from the entire 2018 vintage.