2020 Ovum ‘Big Salt’
Tasting Notes ~ Big Salt is a cult favorite among Oregon wine drinkers and Natural wine nerds. Small production, organic, native ferment, with a bit of skin contact and minimal SO₂ at bottling - what more could you ask for in a unique white blend that pleases all the points on your palate? A blend of of 45 percent Riesling, 40 percent Gewurztraminer, 14 percent Early Muscat, and 1 percent others that were natively co-fermented with up to 7 days of skin contact. Big Salt is light gold in color, no doubt due to skin contact during crush. Aromas of salty bergamot, lemon, nectarine and white tea– exotic fruits fill out the nose. The palate is filled with rich texture combined with green apple acidity - the finish is crisp, with hints of tannin structure that quickly cleans up.