Lares Disco Made Me Do It
11 in stock
Region: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Viticulture: Biodynamic and Organic
Grape varieties: 70% Pinot Noir and 30% apple cider
Lares Disco Made Me Do It is a blend of Pinot Noir and apple cider. Totally not what you are expecting. Crisp and dry with great acid and minerality.
Song: Dancing Queen by ABBA
11 in stock
Save 10% when you buy six or more bottles (mix and match)
About Lares Disco Made Me Do It
Lares Disco Made Me Do It is a blend of Pinot Noir and apple cider. Totally not what you are expecting. Crisp and dry with great acid and a hint of minerality. The Pinot Noir and the apples were grown on organic farms and fermented separately in their own barrels before they were blended together.
About Statera Cellars
Statera Cellars is owned and operated by two friends, Meredith Bell and Luke Wylde. Their mission is to make delicious, honest Chardonnay from the most distinct vineyards in their region. They are the first winery in the Willamette Valley to exclusively make Chardonnay—they love the grape and want to showcase its potential and diversity in the Pacific Northwest. Their wines are made using natural and traditional winemaking practices, resulting in wines that are compelling and markedly alive. All of their fruit is sourced from vineyards with whom they have long-term contracts, sometimes empowering these growers to transition to organics while ensuring that all of the workers associated with their project are paid a living wage.
Both Luke and Meredith make a bit of wine on their own in addition to the wines they coproduce for Statera.
Meredith produces EST. She believes that wine is made in the vineyard, through meticulous and conscientious farming. All wines come from their four-acre vineyard in Clackamas County, in the eastern Willamette Valley, co-farmed by Meredith. Pinot noir and Sauvignon blanc planted in 1982 on their own roots grown in deep Jory soil. The low-intervention winemaking allows the vineyard to speak through the wine. With nothing added, except for SO2, and nothing is taken away, both time and place mark EST wines.
Lares is a form of creative exploration for Luke. This small label gives them the space to lean on what they’ve learned over the years and to create new things because of that experience. Ultimately, they want to make wine in their own way, in a style that’s not dictated by representations of anything but their own curiosity. Working with grapes that are either new to them as a winemaker or using them in ways unfamiliar to my winemaking acumen.