2020 Bryn Mawr Vineyards Cosmic Sky red table wine

2020 Bryn Mawr Vineyards Cosmic Sky red table wine

Willamette Valley,
Oregon

12.0% alcohol

Empty bottle weight: 24.7 ounces // 702 grams

Cork closure 

30 cases produced

This unique wine is a blend of 75% white grape Pinot gris and 25% red grape Zweigelt (pronounced zvy-gelt), a combination I’ve never tasted before! While Zweigelt is quite rare in Oregon, it’s Austria’s most planted red grape varietal. Named after Dr. Fredrich Zweigelt, who cross-bred two parent varietals with desirable qualities in the hopes of creating a new grape that would thrive in the Austrian climate. Without a doubt, he did create a varietal that grows extremely well in the country. However, Dr. Zweigelt was also an enthusiastic Nazi… so there are conversations around renaming the grape to something much less controversial.

Winemaker Rachel Rose took the freshly harvested whole grape clusters and co-fermented both varietals in an amphora egg-shaped vessel. The wine was sealed up and went through carbonic maceration in order to retain it’s fruity, fresh quality. She then gently foot-tread the grapes, called pigeage, before pressing and dividing the wine into batches, with some going into neutral French oak and the rest in stainless steel for 5 months before bottling. Serve slightly chilled and enjoy while it’s still young!

Color:

Bright purple

Bouquet:

Blackberries // black cherries // cherry cola // plum pie // baking spices

Palate:

Bright // raspberries // black and red plums // loganberries //plum pie // black cherries // fruity

Food pairing suggestions:

Field greens with pecans and pomegranate seeds // smoked ham grilled cheese sandwiches // French onion chicken

Scoop up this wine deal by ordering here:

SRP $35

www.brynmawrvineyards.com

Be sure to tell us how you like it in the comments!

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2020 Bryn Mawr Vineyards David’s Block Pinot blanc

2020 Bryn Mawr Vineyards Rosé of Pinot noir

2018 Bryn Mawr Vineyards Eola-Amity Hills Chardonnay

2018 Bryn Mawr Vineyards Estate Pinot noir

2014 Bryn Mawr Rosé of Pinot noir

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