Maloof, Where Ya PJ's At?
Wine Maker: Bee and Ross Maloof
Country: USA, Oregon
Appellation: Willamette Valley
Soil: Loam over sandstone and loess
Grape: Riesling, Gewurztraminer (65/35)
Tasting Notes: Soft herbs and cherry, candy flavors without the sugar. Rose-ish with medium body. Evolves in the glass.
About the process
The gris was fermented on the skins for 21 days. A small portion of that (maybe 20ish %) was fermented via carbonic maceration in a separate bin. The two lots of gris were pressed off together and put into neutral oak. The Riesling was direct pressed, and fermented in neutral oak barrels. Once the Riesling went dry (January), we blended all of the wine together, and put back into barrel, where it went through ML. Bottled without fining or filtration. Small sulfur add at bottling.
About the Winemaker
Maloof Wines is a husband-and-wife winery team based in Dundee, OR. We are dedicated to making wines full of energy, with the number one goal of truly capturing a place and time in each bottle. We work closely with our farmers to achieve this goal, and consider them to be the true inspiration of our work. We are focused on producing single vineyard designations of white varietals often overlooked or misunderstood in the world of wine, in addition to making some fun and funky Cuvées of all colors.