Art + Science 'Symbiosis' Coferment : Grüner Veltliner & Willamette Apples NV

Art + Science 'Symbiosis' Coferment : Grüner Veltliner & Willamette Apples NV

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Why:

Symbiosis: any type of a close and long-term biological interaction between two different species, be it mutualistic, commensalistic, or parasitic." Symbiosis is made from foraged apples (Willamette Valley) and Grüner Veltliner grown at Johan Vineyards. Fermented together (on the Grüner skins for three weeks), and aged in used oak for ten months, then a light dosage for a second in-bottle ferment. This is such a fantastic expression of Oregon fruit - a vinous yet decidedly-orchard experience, with a textural presence and lingering acid. In a word : special.

Who/What/Where:

Art + Science is a cider, perry, and wine producer in rural Yamhill County, Oregon. Husband and wife team Dan Rinke (of Johan Vineyards reputation) + Kim Hamlin create beverages that express the land whereupon they work - using exclusively foraged, organic, or biodynamic fruit & fermenting with indigenous yeasts. From A&S: "We started our label with wine in 2011, the same year our son, Cash, was born. (It has more to do with building a legacy to pass down than with kids driving you to drink, but both have some truth). In 2012 we bought the 40 acres behind us and decided to plant some apple trees for cider. That year, we also made our first cider from foraged fruit and have grown our business right along with our trees. Dan Rinke is the ‘science’ of Art+Science and is in charge of the magical fermentation processes. Kim Hamblin is the artistic side and formally known as ‘artistic director’ and/or ‘head apple picker’ for Art+Science."

WINE: Symbiosis' Coferment NV
PRODUCER: Art + Science
REGION: Willamette Valley, Oregon
VARIETIES: Grüner Veltliner & Willamette Apples

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