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2021 Day Wines ‘Vin de Days’ Blanc: Willamette Valley, Oregon

$20.00 $23.00

Tasting Notes

This is an Alsatian-style white blend of several organically farmed vineyards from around the Willamette Valley. Some fruit was picked for its aromatics, some for its acid, and some for its fruit characteristics. For this vintage, the tropical notes are bright with pineapple, green papaya and lemon oil. Marzipan, yellow cherry and yellow apple all make an appearance as the wine opens. The finish shows sweet basil, wet stone and clean minerality. Enjoy this wine both as an aperitif and as a complement to a variety of cuisines.

Winery Details

“Wine came into my life when I was young and, like falling in love with anything or anyone, it happened without intention or direction. When I was 16, our family moved to the Willamette Valley, where I spent days driving through the burgeoning wine landscape. I was immediately attracted to the vineyards–they seemed so exotic and foreign to me. I loved their orderliness and vibrancy.

In my early 20’s, as my curiosity surrounding wine continued to grow, I worked as a bookkeeper and saved money to cure an intense case of wanderlust. I traveled throughout the world’s wine regions for almost two years, documenting the wines I tasted and asking as many questions as I could. When I came home in 2008, I was decided on becoming a winemaker.

After studying at Chemeketa Community College and working in France, New Zealand and Argentina, I returned to Oregon and set out to work and learn every angle of the wine business. I worked for producers who were making wines in ways I wanted to: The Eyrie Vineyards, Brooks Winery, Grochau Cellars, Belle Pente, and Scott Paul. I also worked at Storyteller Wine Company, learning the retail side of the wine world, and then as a server at Le Pigeon and Little Bird Bistro. I also sold barrels for Bordeaux cooperage, Saury, which allowed for many opportunities to listen and learn from winemakers throughout the Willamette Valley.

In 2012, a friend in the Valley asked if I was interested in buying some fruit from his family’s vineyard. I decided it was the right time to get started and made 125 cases of single vineyard Pinot noir. The wine was noticed by distributors in Chicago and New York City, and I was lucky to be invited to pour at the RAW Natural Wine Fair in London. Since that first vintage, Day Wines has grown from 125 cases in 2012 to 5,000 cases in 2017. Day Wines are now distributed in twelve states and three countries.” - Brianne Day

Wine Summary

Winery/Producer: Day Wines - Brianne Day

Grape(s): 33% Müeller-Thurgau, 30% Riesling, 20% Pinot Blanc, 14% Pinot Gris, 3% Muscat

Style: White, dry

Origin: Dundee, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA

Vinification: Organic, biodynamic, and sustainable farming practices. The grapes are hand-harvested, settled for 24 hours, direct pressed and co-fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks with native yeasts. The undergoes a spontaneous and complete malolactic fermentation. Unfiltered. Minimal SO2.

Aging: Aged stainless steel tanks.

% ABV: 12%