2017 Swick "Ellaguru" Red, 750ml

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A rhubarb, sorrel and pomegranate noted markedly light dry red wine. A very atypical blend of 50% Melon from Oregon and 50% Counoise from Washington, two grapes not even grown in the same regions of their native France. The grapes were co-fermented with native yeasts as whole clusters, and allowed to macerate 30 days after foot crushing. Bottled with only a very small addition of sulfur. Only 150 cases produced, recommended for fans of Frank Cornelissen's Contadino.

From the mouth of the importer (Jenny & Francois)"

"Joe Swick is a 5th generation Oregonian, born and raised in Portland. He got into the wine business working as a shipping/receiving clerk working at a specialty organic food store in Portland, where he was able to taste a lot of different wines and meet a lot of Oregonian winemakers. He worked his first harvest in 2003 in Oregon, and from then until 2012 he worked 15 different harvests, traveling all over the world as far as Tasmania, France, Portugal, and Italy. He even spent some time with our very own Simon Busser in Cahors, France! Joe returned to Oregon in 2013 to start Swick Wines in the Willamette Valley. He works only with sustainable or organically farmed vineyards that are not irrigated, from cooler climate locations. Many of the wines have zero sulfur added, a direction Joe is excited to continue pursuing."

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