Nerthus Muscat, Pinot Gris, Kelly Fox Wines, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2021

Nerthus Muscat, Pinot Gris, Kelly Fox Wines, Willamette Valley, Oregon 2021

Regular price £29.75 Sale

Kelly Fox Wines, Dundee Hills & McMinnville 


Kelley Fox Wines is a small family winery run by just two people, Kelley Fox (winemaker) and her brother, Gerson Stearns (general manager).  The first vintage was 2007, starting with just over 100 cases. The annual case production is now just shy of 2000 cases, all from the historic Maresh Vineyard and the Demeter-certified biodynamic Momtazi Vineyard.

The wines are made to reflect the land, the vines, the fruit of the vines, the year, and everything else unknown and unseen that comes with those things. That said, the wines are not really "made" at all.  As the winemaker, Kelley Fox has no end result in mind each year for the what the wines will be. What she is doing is responding to the essence of the fruit from each block, which she hopes is carrying the essence of the earth that bore it, along with the details of the year (the weather, the stars and the planets).

Kelley graduated Magna Cum Laude with dual degrees in Biochemistry and Biophysics from Oregon State University and was admitted to the PhD program in Biochemistry 

Nerthus was an ancient Tentonic goddess who was an incarnation of Mother Earth. This wine is a skin-contact blend of 75% old vine Early Muscat and 25% Pinot gris. 

Pale Rosy Pink Colour. Nose is full of fresh Peach, Apricot and Stone-Fruit notes with Floral and Mineral notes. Though bone dry, there is mouth-watering Peach and Apricot fruit that is carried nicely by the Racy Acidity. This Alpine-Fresh wine.

Grapes: Pinot Gris, Muscat