2019 Oregon Aligoté Partial Skin Contact
2019 Oregon Aligoté Partial Skin Contact

The Marigny

2019 Oregon Aligoté Partial Skin Contact

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Taste / Feel

Memories / nostalgia for those memories / old pickup trucks / burlap seats / hard candies such as butterscotch and Werther's Original / the way your grandfather’s coat smelled / boiled wool / wax / furniture that’s been polished to a high shine with something vaguely citrus / Tang when it's still just dust.

Story

Aligoté from Omero Vineyard in the Ribbon Ridge AVA. 75% Skin Contact / 25% Direct Press, blended together at bottling. Originally grafted over under the direction of Chad Stock, a true Oregon visionary. I’m not going to go on and on about this wine because there was only enough to fulfill the wine club and I don’t want to gloat and not give people the chance to taste it. What I will say though is that 2019 is the last bottling of Aligoté from Omero Vineyard, as it has been sold and Chad’s experimental grafts have been regrafted to more conventional varietals by the new owners. I thoroughly enjoyed working with this fruit and am saddened to see it disappear from the Oregon lexicon. On a brighter note, we will be attempting to graft and plant more Aligoté in the Willamette Valley in the coming years. Until then, we hope you enjoy this little time capsule of history; Something that celebrates diversity and uniqueness, just as we hope to do in our daily lives here at The Marigny.