Kelley Fox Nerthus
Region: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Grapes: Pinot Gris, Muscat
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.
Kelley calls this a 'partial skin-contact white wine (that is actually pale pink)', and that's what it is! Made of 75% old vine Muscat and 25% Pinot Gris. The nose is full of fresh peach and apricot (stone-fruit) notes with floral and mineral notes. Though bone dry, there is mouth-watering peach and apricot fruit that is carried nicely by the racy acidity. This alpine-fresh wine is a real joybringer.