Fossil and Fawn 'Only Always' White Blend
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Auxerrois / Gewürztraminer / Riesling
Willamette Valley, Oregon
Fossil & Fawn is the project of Jim Fischer Jr. and Jenny Mosbacher. Originating from Jim’s family vineyard, Silvershot (formerly Crowley Station), located in Eola-Amity Hills AVA, it is the careful study and experimentation of a single place. While their vineyard has become a familiar single-vineyard designate thanks to early supporters such as Brianne Day, it was only recently that they began bottling estate wines under their own label. They presently make their wine in a little town called Gervais, Oregon, subletting space from Scenic Valley Farms.
Fossil & Fawn's take on a 'Gemischter-Satz' style bottling - this single site white blend comes from old plantings (37-50 years) on the red volcanic soils of Sunnyside Vineyard, just south of Salem, OR. The Auxerrois and Gewürztraminer were picked on the same day and pressed together. The Riesling was harvested two weeks later and was foot-trodden before pressing and used to top the fermenting barrels of Auxerrois/Gewürztraminer - in a mix of French and Oregon oak. Bottled unfined/unfiltered.