Willamette Valley, Oregon
42% Pinot Blanc, 17% Pinot Gris, 16% Riesling, 14% Muller Thurgau & 11% Muscat
Vin de Days is a blend of several organic and biodynamically farmed vineyards sourced from around the Willamette Valley. Natively fermented meaning no lab-cultivated yeast strains and minimal sulfur give this wine fresh and clean flavors. Beautiful orchard fruits, wild flowers, grapefruit and notes of spice lead to an aromatic, refreshing finish making this white
(Organic & Biodynamic)
96pts - James Suckling
"A staggering range of aromas, from dried mango and papaya through toasted nuts to dried flowers. Powerful and concentrated, but not at all fat, this has a stunning texture, due to the interplay of tannins and richness. Very long, intense finish. Drink or hold."
Michel Nartz is a family-run winery established in the medieval, picturesque commune of Dambach-la-Ville. Today, Gaby & Michel Nartz have decided to bequeath the wine-making to their daughter, Laurence Nartz, and to focus only on the vineyards and their charming 16th century bed and breakfast. Dry in body, your nose will immediately find white flowers, lemon, and peach while the palate has intoxicating flavors of citrus, Rome apple, and a comb of beeswax. Pair this dry guy with sushi, seared scallops, or Pad Thai.
On the nose: firm pear, yellow apple and starfruit open up. Hints of stoniness and lime zest follow. The palate begins with concentrated pear juice and undertones of flinty minerality. Vanilla comes mid-palate with lemon oil notes lingering to the finish. -Winemaker's Notes
2016 marked the last of the drought years and like last year, overall quantity was down, but that naturally pushed the quality level up significantly. Low yields generally help to produce wines of impressive depth and concentration. As with years past, we sourced Chardonnay from marine influenced areas up and down the California coastline where the cool influence of the Pacific Ocean moderates warmer temperatures for optimal growing conditions.