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"A curious and very sucessful blend of Muscat and Gruner Veltliner from exacting wine maker and artisan Kelley Fox who makes wines in the Willamette Valley - Arguably the best terroir in the US of A"
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Nerthus, Kelley Fox 2019

Mineral / Apricot / Tangerine

Price

£ 31.50

Colour

White

Product Name

Nerthus

Producer

Kelley Fox

Region

Willamette Valley

Country

Oregon

Vintage

2019

Type

Vegan, Natural, Still

Farming

Uncertified

Grape

Gruner Veltliner, Muscat

Volume

Bottle 75cl

Alcohol

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Note from the producer “The Nerthus is transparent to the point of brilliance, and its colour is youthful, shimmering gold. The nose is full of minerals, stone fruits (apricot/peach), and has this incredibly fresh smell that reminds me of the ozone in the air after a huge thunderstorm. Unlike the nose, the mouth is more Grüner-like than Muscat-like, but still, there are hints of tangerine and stone fruit. And like a Grüner, this wine will need a little time to take on its body and weight (though it will never become heavy or cloying). The finish is consistent with the mouth with maybe some spice. It is fresh and clean (in a good, not-at-all sterile way), and is a wine that I hope evokes an alpine white full of early spring life emerging from the snow-melt.”
“Kelley Fox Wines is a small winery I created in 2007 along with my father, Gerson “Gus” Stearns. Though I have lived in the Willamette Valley for over 28 years, and I find myself loving Oregon more every year. The first vintage (2007) started with just over 100 cases. The annual case production is now between 2700 and 3000 cases, all from the historic Maresh Vineyard, the Demeter-certified biodynamic Momtazi Vineyard (both since the beginning) along with Hyland (1988 Coury Clone Pinot), Freedom Hill (barrel-fermented Pinot blanc), and beginning in 2018, Weber (1983 and 1988 Pinot), and Durant Vineyard (Chardonnay). Both Weber and Durant are family owned and farmed old vine vineyards in the Dundee Hills.

I’ve been a full-time, year-round, on-the-floor Oregon Pinot noir winemaker since 2000. My education includes a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Biology from Texas AM University. I graduated Magna Cum Laude with dual degrees in Biochemistry and Biophysics from Oregon State University and was admitted to the PhD program in Biochemistry.

Before completing the doctorate, I changed my path to pursue winemaking. I learned winemaking not from a classroom or textbooks or from other regions, but directly from Oregon winemakers who had put in some serious time. I was deeply influenced by my dear friend and former employer, the late David Lett of The Eyrie Vineyards. David was the ultimate iconoclast who pioneered the Oregon wine industry in the 1960’s.

My winemaking experience includes Torii Mor, Hamacher, and Eyrie, and ten years as winemaker at Scott Paul Wines (August 2005 to about mid-April 2015). I now happily work for my own winery exclusively.”

Taste

Mineral / Apricot / Tangerine

Colour

White

Product Name

Nerthus

Producer

Kelley Fox

Region

Willamette Valley

Country

Oregon

Vintage

2019

Type

Vegan, Natural, Still

Farming

Uncertified

Grape

Gruner Veltliner, Muscat

Volume

Bottle 75cl

Alcohol

Coming Soon

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