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Spicy and fruity dry red made by low intervention winemakers in Willamette Valley. Mondeuse is a variety native to Savoy in the French Alps, noted for its peppery cherry flavors. This American version has soft tannins and generous fruit that gives it qualities somewhat akin to a Beaujolais red.
Notes from the importer (David Bowler):
"Fossil & Fawn is the project of Jim Fischer Jr. and Jenny Mosbacher. Produced entirely from Jim’s family vineyard, Silvershot (formerly Crowley Station), it is the careful study and experimentation of a single place. While their vineyard has become a familiar single-vineyard designate thanks to early supporters such as Brianne Day, it was only recently that they began bottling estate wines under their own label.
Though the Fischer family has lived at the Silvershot property since the 1970’s, it wasn’t until 1999 that they began planting their home vineyard. They hand planted 15 acres of own-rooted vine cuttings, gathered from neighboring heritage vineyards, in soils comprised of ancient marine sediment, Ogliocene Sandstone and fossilized seashells. While winemaking is handled by Jenny and Jim Jr., viticulture is handled by Jim Sr. Silvershot is both dry-farmed and sustainably managed. In the cellar they keep it simple: Native fermentations, no additions, no adjustments, all neutral oak, no filtering, and no fining."