Smockshop Band is an exploration of the Columbia Gorge.
The Gorge contains a diverse range of landscapes within a small area.
It was this multitude of potential places to make wine that drew them to the Gorge.
They've been working on developing relationships with growers and landowners who share their vision of farming.
They now lease and farm twenty acres of land outside of Hiyu and purchase fruit from an additional few more.
All of the vineyards are farmed naturally and allow them access to the full spectrum of possible flavors from high altitude, cool climate sites on the western end of the Gorge to the more Mediterranean, desert influenced sites to the east.
There are no white grapes planted here and so for now rosé fulfills this roll for us.
The wine is inspired by the great Southern Italian Rosé’s of Eduoardo Valentini.
We use either Grenache, Zinfandel, or both depending on the way the fruit presents itself each vintage and look for the opportunity to make wines that have both freshness, density and compelling flavors beyond fruit.
This is a serious rosé, intended to age and to give no quarter to another wine, red or white. It’s made from a combination of fruit pressed directly and some with varying lengths of skin maceration.
Smockshop Band - “Spring Ephemeral” Rose
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