Ovum "Old Love" White 2022
Region: Elkton, Willamette, Dundee Hills, Rogue Valley, Columbia Gorge, The Dalles (Oregon)
Soil: basalt, loess, marine sedimentary
Elevation: 300-1,500 ft
Harvested: 9/20 – 10/22/22
Vineyards: 2022 OLD LOVE comes from almost 10 vineyards planted throughout Oregon: Willamette, Eola-Amity, Columbia Gorge, Southern OR. The sites are focused on sustainable farming practices – dry farming, organic, Biodynamic or minimal additions. Each site is chosen for its unique qualities that it will lend to the final wine.
Production: After a soak on skins, the fruit is pressed into tank where native fermentation begins. Then half of the juice in tank is racked into: amphora, Austrian cask, cement egg and acacia barrel. Then after a lunar cycle (~28 days or so), the wine in the vessels is added back to the wine in stainless steel. Once it is fully blended, 35% of the wine is put back into amphora, cask, egg and barrel. This process is repeated three times.