Skin Fermentation White 2021
From the winemakers : In 2021 we had the opportunity to work with the original Oregon planting of Gruner Veltliner from the own-rooted Vitae Springs vineyard located in the South Salem hills. This vineyard is planted with suitcase cuttings of the Austrian variety along with Riesling and Muller-Thurgau. The vintage was notoriously low-yielding and the blocks of these three varieties produced just three picking bins of fruit in total, it was Halloween and the fall weather was setting in so we decided to layer these three varieties together in the fermenter and ferment them to dryness on their skins, a non-traditional approach for these crisp white grapes and making an orange style of wine. The resulting wine is full of exotic alpine mountain fruits, fresh herbs of tarragon and lemon verbena, and a strong salty minerality that brings structure and tension. Unfined and unfiltered this wine is a little cloudy if the bottle is shaken or will naturally decant the sediment to the bottom if chilled upright in the fridge, we believe this sediment, or mother, assists the wine in aging long-term and adds deep texture.
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Size: 750 mL
Grape: Gruner Veltliner, Muller Thurgau, Riesling
Region: Eola-Amity Hills, Oregon
Vinification: From MFW Wine Imports : Chad Stock (formerly of Minimus, Omero, and Origin) and his wife Bree Stock, MW have come together to create their new project, Limited Addition, formed around their belief that there is still more to be considered in the Willamette Valley. After their departure from Minimus, the husband-and-wife team took the opportunity to recreate their ideal work relationship, free from investors, and with a desire to continue their work exploring alternative varieties and pushing the boundaries of what is possible in Oregon. Limited Addition are personal, handmade wines raised from Chad and Bree’s long collaborations with inspired farmers to develop a diverse and sustainable wine landscape in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. They are committed to expanding the conversation around sustainable practices in the wine industry; this is not limited just to farming philosophies but is also deeply rooted in a commitment to farmers and farm-workers who rely on the wine industry to sustain them. For these reasons (along with Chad’s constant need to explore the possibilities), Ltd+ works with a unique assortment of early, mid, and late-ripening grape varieties that allow labor to extend throughout the growing season, which helps provide economic security to farmers and farm-workers. Limited Addition wines are made as the vintage dictates and inspires. Additive-free and without recipe, there is just a curiosity to express the best of the grape and the place from a given moment in time.