Sass Pinot Blanc 2021, Rogue Valley, Oregon

Sass Winery produces small amounts of handcrafted Pinot Noir, Gamay Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Marsanne, Roussanne, and Gamay Noir Rosé. The winery is sunk into the hillside so that the crush pad is 5 feet above the winery floor, allowing gravity, not pumps, to power the harvest. The goal is to produce wines that are complex, elegant and balanced. “Although we watch the chemistry of each vintage in each vineyard, once it gets into the ballpark range of physiological ripeness, we make picking decisions based on taste.” The wine was barrel-fermented with native yeasts and aged in both neutral oak and stainless steel barrels to preserve the aromas, flavors and creamy texture. Jerry Sass – Winemaker