Kelley Fox Maresh Vineyard Pinot Gris 2022

Kelley Fox Wines Vintage 2022 Bottle Sizes 750ml Country United States Region Oregon Appellation Dundee Hills A.V.A Wine Type Still - Pink Varietals Pinot Gris Farming Organic Vineyard "This stunningly beautiful vineyard in the Dundee Hills A.V.A. (American Viticultural Appellation) was first planted in 1970 by Jim and Loie Maresh on Worden Hill Road above Dundee. Situated on a mostly south-facing slope between 500 and 700 feet above sea level, these old vines planted in Jory soil produce Pinot noir with the most seductive texture. The Maresh family has been living on the farm since 1959. There is tremendous biodiversity and balance here, because from the beginning, Jim and his late wife, Loie, had the foresight and common sense to avoid vineyard monoculture. There are hazelnuts, hundred-year-old walnuts, hundred-year-old Royal Anne cherry trees, other fruit trees and plenty of acreage of wild areas throughout the farm. Their daughter Martha keeps houses for violet green swallows and bluebirds on the trellis posts, and they are flying all over the place in the spring and summer. She lovingly refers to this land as "the farm" and so do I. It is not just a vineyard at all. Maresh Vineyard is certainly one of the most sought-after fruit sources in the Willamette Valley, and it has consistently produced wines of clear transmission of site for decades." - Kelley Fox Soil Jory Viticulture "The Farm" See Vineyard section above Vinification The fruit was 100% destemmed and fermented uninculated on the skins in 1.5 ton fermentors. One pigeage per day. When the wines were dry, the free-run was moved to tank and the skins were pressed to taste and the resulting vin de presse was combined with the free-run for both wines. Both are malolactic complete and are transparent, deep pink, and very clean. Back to Current Releases