Ovum Wines, Whale Memorista Riesling 2015
Ovum Wines, from Oregon, make wines in the purest sense of the word. No additions or removals of anything other than a touch of sulfur at bottling to protect the wine during transport.
This Riesling was grown and raised on the Memorista Vineyard in the Eola Amity hills which are very close to the Oceanic coast and therefore are exposed to a fair bit of wind. The vines are very densely planted. the resulting fruit is one that marries a certain granitic mineral texture with beautiful ripe exotic fruit such as key lime and blueberries.
Aged on the lees for 8-9 months in large old oak barrels, this wine's personality is immediate and it will carry on evolving over the course of 20+ years in a good cellar.