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2021 Purity Orange Carbo Crush (OCC)

2021 Purity Orange Carbo Crush (OCC)

Region: Russian River + Nevada County < California

Grapes:  Gewurztraminer, Viognier 

Vineyard/Cellar Stats: Organic farming; carbonic co-fermentation for 10 days then straight to press; bottled unfined/unfiltered with no added So2; 12% ABV

Winemaker: Noel Diaz

Purity Wines is the project of Noel Diaz, whose background is in the restaurant business. After nearly 20 years working in both front and back of house, he gravitated towards the wine side and eventually became the wine buyer at the restaurant where he worked. Through connections from friends he explored all sides of the wine industry and eventually settled on winemaking, which is great for us drinkers, as he is one of the most dedicated hands-off, full-transparency and gifted winemakers we know. He shares the full story of how each wine is made on the back label, broadcasting his mission statement on Purity’s website front page: “Crafted from grapes of uncompromising quality, with minimal intervention and great deference to soil, place and vintage.”

This is Noel's orangey Gewurtz/Viognier co-ferment, an unusual mashup that was born out of an experiment to take Gewurtz, which can be overly rich and heavy, and trying to dial that back a bit.  He says that the Viognier seemed to be a good compliment because of its citrus and floral qualities that contrast nicely with the tropical fruit nature of the Gewurtz.   And we couldn't agree more! These two aromatic grapes combine to make such a pretty wine, with a lightly floral nose, tropical fruit (lychee, mango) plus some baking spice and an interesting bitterness on the finish (radish perhaps?)  
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