2020 Ovum 'keeper of the flame' Gewurztraminer Oregon, USA
$23.99 USD $29.99 USD
Founded in 2011 by John House & Ksenija Kostic House, Ovum was born out of the idea that Oregon Riesling has similar qualities to that found in world class growing regions. We set out to discover if our belief was reality drawing from all regions in Oregon. Our low intervention production is committed to allowing vintage & vineyard shine, for better or worse. We use native ferments, no subtractions or additions (except SO2) & extended lees. All of this is done in neutral acacia & oak barrels, and cement egg. Ovum is solely committed to white varieties. Each wine is produced the same way - variation has everything to do with the time & place, and little to do with the winemaker. Our hope is that through minimal handling & honest technique, we produce an old fashion wine in the modern world.
2020 KEEPER OF THE FLAME Gewurz is not what you've come to expect from Gewurz, but you probably already knew that about OVUM. Our Gewurz is not about sweet canned fruit or rose extract - Love your Lovin Ways is about restraint, elegance and purity of place. The 2020 offering is particularly unusual for it's dominant blood orange aromatics, and length of minerality on the palate. Yes, somehow this Gewurz shows gobs of minerality. Unfined, Unfiltered (for the first time), native yeast, nothing added except sulfur...this is a magical mystery wine for the ages.