If you could grow a fruit orchard on a stone bed, you’d get this amazing wine.
Harper Voit’s Old Vine Riesling greets with a nose of lemon-lime zest, flowers and vanilla wafers. Then it says hello with a blend of guava, grapefruit, citrus and cool slate minerality on the palate. Cutting in with a kick of acidity and only 1.3% residual sugar, the Riesling perfectly balances the juicy, tropical notes of the varietal with a mouthfeel that is not only food worthy but also creamy and luscious. Sourced from the Maresh Vineyard, Harper Voit’s Riesling is crafted with grapes from vines planted in 1970 and you can tell.
Harper Voit is a small lot winery located near Gaston, Oregon. Producing only 850 cases each year, the winemaker, Drew Voit, specializes in creating quality wines that aren’t afraid of food. A veteran in the Oregon wine industry, Voit previously made wines for Shea Wine Cellars and Domaine Serene Winery before starting his own label with the 2009 vintage.
Visit Harper Voit on Beacon Hill by appointment.