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Ovum Wines Big Salt Orange

$25.00

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Vintage: 2021
Region: Oregon, United States
Viticulture: Organic
Grape varieties: Pinot Gris, Riesling, Gewurztraminer, Early Muscat, Sauvignon Blanc, and miscellaneous other grapes

Ovum Wines Big Salt Orange is a skin-contact version of one of our favorite wines. A 50/50 blend of Pinot Gris macerated on skins for 14 days and Big Salt white fermented and barrel-aged. The result is a ramato-style orange wine with autumn spice notes, orange creamsicle, hibiscus tea, and roasted carrots.

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Additional information

NATTINESS

Natty

FRUIT

Citrus, Dried Fruit

BODY

Medium-bodied

ACIDITY

Bright (Medium-High)

ALCOHOL

12-13%

OAK

Neutral Oak

TANNIN

Light

SWEETNESS

Dry

SERVING TEMP

Cool Red and Orange (58°–62°)

SULFUR

Low Sulfur (less than 50mg/L)

VEGAN

Vegan

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Ovum Wines Big Salt Orange

Ovum Wines Big Salt Orange is a skin-contact version of one of our favorite wines. A 50/50 blend of Pinot Gris macerated on skins for 14 days and Big Salt white fermented and barrel-aged. The result is a ramato-style orange wine with autumn spice notes, orange creamsicle, hibiscus tea, and roasted carrots. On the surface, this is a fun wine, but hiding in the depths is a brooding root veg earthiness. So, feel free to soak in the sunny, warm shallow waters, it’s nice there – but if curiosity pulls you to the deep end you may be rewarded with the earthly delights of Oregon terroir.

About Ovum Wines

Established in 2011 by Ksenija and John House, Ovum was founded in hopes of producing Oregon white wines that are honest reflections of time and place. Our low-intervention production method is a commitment to letting the vintage and vineyard shine, not the vintner. Fruit comes first – our top priority is finding farmers who share our beliefs, and then getting out of the way so their hard work can be tasted.

Native ferments, no subtractions or additions, except for SO2 – extended lees contact 8-9 months, for textural complexity. All of this is done in neutral barrels of acacia and oak, as well as cement egg and Austrian cask. Ovum is solely committed to the production of white wines, mainly Riesling, Gewurztraminer, and Muscat.

At Ovum, each wine is produced the same way – if the wine smells and tastes different, it has everything to do with terroir, and little to do with the winemaker. Our hope is that through our attention to detail and honest technique, we can produce old-fashioned wines in the modern world.