Martin Woods Grüner Veltliner 2019, Havlin Vineyard, Van Duzer Corridor, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Martin Woods is hidden in the oak-forested foothills of Oregon’s Coast Range, within the cool-climate McMinnville AVA. Martin Woods is both the home and winery for winemaker/vigneron Evan Martin, who has been driven by a passion since 2009 for discovering the most compelling terroir in the Willamette Valley. The terroir: Havlin Vineyard is situated squarely within the Van duzer Corridor, a low gap in Oregon’s Coast Range that acts as an air-conditioning corridor through which marine air flows into the Willamette Valley from the Pacific Ocean, 30 miles to the west. Cool air and persistent wind flows through this neighborhood, moderating temperatures, slowing ripening and allowing for retention of fresh acidity and delicacy of flalvor. Shallow, marine sediments with unusual intrusions of ironstone at Havlin Vineyard provide stress to the vines, making for a sparse canopy with lots of sun exposure and airflow. Tasting notes: Flint, asian pear, preserved lemon, white pepper—delicate texture, fresh & bright with gentle creamy leesiness – dry, harmonious finish.4 day pre-fermentation skin and stem masceration. gentle press cycle, short overnight settling, lees taken to tank for fermentation; no yeast introduced. Wine and lees moved to 20+ year old 228L cooperage for long 22 month elevage. Partial malolactic fermentation (not complete).