“Tears of Vulcan” Chehalem Mtns AVA
63% Viognier, 21% Pinot gris, 16% Muscat. 12.5% alcohol, 3.6 pH. Le Beau and Nemarniki Vineyards in Chehalem Mountains AVA. Volcanic soils and some silty Missoula floods deposits. All of the fruit was destemmed and co-fermented in a 1.5 ton open top fermenter, two punch downs per day. Once the fruit was dry the skins were pressed off and all of the wine was put into wood. 1/3 of it went into a once used Russian oak puncheon with Acacia heads, and 2/3 went into neutral French oak. 10 months aging.