Day Wines Vin de Days Blanc 2023, Willamette Valley, Oregon

One of the newest additions to Brianne Day’s family of wines, this is an Alsatian inspired blend of several gorgeous vineyards from around the Willamette Valley; Anne Amie, Twelve Oaks, Momtazi, Meredith Mitchell, Nemarniki and Le Beau. Each vineyard was picked when the fruit was optimal for the overall blend, and with the overall blend in mind. Thus, some fruit was picked for its aromatics, some for its acid, and some for its fruit characteristics. Each lot was pressed and settled, and then added to a stainless steel tank where the wine went through native fermentation. It was sulfured post primary fermentation to keep malic acid in the wine, then cold stabilized and filtered prior to bottling. Harvest aromas of yellow and pink apple, juicy yellow peach and apricot, and exotic floral wildness dominate the nose. The palate reflects the nose with the addition of spicy ginger, lemon oil, and cherry blossom also in play.