The beauty of doing 'nothing'. Letting it ride, set-it-and-forget-it style, to amazing results. This is one of those 'in-between-ers' of a light red or a super-dark rosé. These guys at Fossil + Fawn are making some of the most delicious wines coming out of the Willamette Valley in our humble opinion.
+ GRAPES: 52% Pinot Gris, 36% Pinot Noir, 12% Pinot Blanc from four organically farmed vineyards in the Willamette Valley, Oregon.
+ SERVING: We recommend giving this a hard chill, then opening and letting it breathe at room temperature before serving ~ 20 minutes later. Too cold and it's tannic!
Via the producers, Jim Fischer + Jenny Mosbacher, of Fossil & Fawn in Oregon:
'Do Nothing is a chillable, fruity light wine. A mix of red and white fruit was sourced from dry-farmed, own-rooted, organic vines dating back to the 70’s. We fermented whole-cluster carbonically—sealing bunches in vats that were left outside for 30 days; experiencing the natural, diurnal fluctuations in temperature. We literally do nothing during this time. The fruit sits and ferments without any input from us. After pressing, 50% of the juice goes into stainless steel tanks and the remaining balance goes into old French oak barrels where it finishes fermentation over the next five months. The wine is bottled without fining or filtration. The aroma is explosively fruity and fresh, while the palate is light, bright, and rocky.'