2021 Hope Well Chenin Blanc Eola Amity Hills, USA
The Hope Well vineyard sits perchered on a ridge in the Eola-Amity Hills of the Willamette Valley. Hope Well is a beautiful place where Mimi Casteel lives and works. It is where her children run with bare feet, where lush swaths of native habitat are the architectural foundation of a rich, textural landscape. It is where the roots of grapevines stretch and mingle with the roots of a full and diverse ground cover, twining, sharing and passing on the great secrets of a place in time through miles of silvery, tubular threads of mycorrhizal fungi.It is a place where human animals labor with sheep, llamas, alpacas and goats to do the true good work of careful stewardship and humble attendance.
SOIL: Volcanic (Jory) on Terrace, Ancient Marine Sediment on slopes
VITICULTURE: The Hope Well vineyard is meticulously farmed using 100% natural, organic and biodynamic methods. A chemical free environment that employs regenerative farming is important to create a place that thrives with biodiversity and well being.
VINIFICATIONHand harvested and whole cluster pressed and fermented using all native yeasts in neutral, French oak"
- Country United States
- Region Oregon
- Appellation Willamette Valley, Eola-Amity Hills
- Style White Wine
- Producer Hope Well
- Farming Practices Organic, Biodynamic
- Grapes Chenin Blanc
- Food Pairings Stinky Cheese, Roast White Meats, White Sauce, Fried Food
- Characteristics West Coast, Flexes w/ Food, Dressed to Impress, Big Power, Bright and Fresh