Kelley Fox Freedom Hill Pinot Blanc
Region: Willamette Valley AVA, Oregon
Grapes: Pinot Blanc
Kelley Fox has been making wines under her own name in the Williamette Valley, Oregon since 2007, with several years' experience under many of Oregon's natural winemaking pioneers. This is pure low intervention winemaking- biodynamic methods in the vineyard, then nothing added or taken away in the winery so as to best reflect the plots of land from which the grapes come.
After picking and a very gentle vinification the wine spent 5 months in neutral oak barrels. Beautifully golden coloured Pinot Blanc, with aromas of crushed rock, ripe citrus and white flowers. Though bone dry, there's a sweetness-of-fruit in the mouth that nicely balances the acidity. Something a little like a Savoie white, with all the mineral intensity that conjures up.