∆ - Oregon (aka alt-Oregon)
Oregon is as diverse as France or Spain. We are more than just one grape (Pinot Noir) and one region (Willamette Valley). At ∆ - Oregon, we believe in a broader view; that Oregon will one day be known for more than just one grape. We have made a few wines that are a glimpse into that reality.
An aromatic co-fermentation of Tempranillo, Grenache, and Graciano, all from the northern edge of the Willamette Valley. This wine was native fermented in old French oak. It is unfiltered and unfined (vegan).
There’s something magical about tasting wines made from oceanic grapes. My current wine obsession is what I call “Coastal Whites”. Wines from the coasts of Italy, Spain, France, Croatia, Greece, and Portugal.
I’m a sucker for white wines and Rhône whites are right up there at the top of my list. In the world of fine wine, I think Viognier is one of the most misunderstood grapes. Our ‘Grillet’ was fermented in 100% Acacia.
“I'm sure many will be reminded of places like Cornas or St. Joseph, but this is something Oregon should be proud to call its own.”
- Michael Alberty, Wine Writer, August 2016