Do Nothing Oregon Red Wine
Origin: Omero Vineyard, Ribbon Ridge, Oregon, U.S.A.
Varietal: 100% mondeuse noire
We had the opportunity to work with a lovely organically farmed vineyard just outside of Newberg that has a small planting of Mondeuse Noir, and we had a hunch that it would be a great fit for this wine. This was our first time working with Mondeuse -- a grape of extreme rarity in the US.
Do Nothing is our most serious attempt at being as hands-off as possible in the red winemaking process. We simply put everything in a bin, sealed it and walked away (hence, do nothing). After the fruit was pressed, it finished fermentation in a combination of French and Oregon oak barrels over the next 5 months. No yeast, nutrients or acid was added.