Elk Cove is one of Oregon’s oldest and most respected wineries. Wines have been made here since 1977 by the Campbell family. Adam Campbell today works with his parents as the full time winemaker, keeping the business family owned and run. The estate covers 80 ha in four distinct sites all in the prestigious Northern Willamette Valley.
Made from hand-picked fruit from three of their estate vineyards: Elk Cove Estate, Five Mountain and Windhill. Their Riesling vines are some of the oldest in Oregon, with Estate and Windhill vines dating back to 1975. These older vines give a fruit with a delightful complexity not often seen in domestic Rieslings.
100% Riesling. Oregon has the perfect climate for this delicate cool weather white wine – there’s enough sunlight and warmth for ripening, but the cool evenings help us retain the delicate varietal character. Grapes whole-cluster pressed then ferment the juice at very cool temperatures in small stainless steel tanks, producing an aromatic, crisp Riesling with a beautiful acid profile.
Positively jumps out of the glass with bursts of honeysuckle, honey and eucalyptus. A woodsy tone of cherry blossoms in springtime tempers the sweetness. Very rich and concentrated on the palate with bright, bright fruit accents of plum, fresh green apple and caramelised orange peel. Continues to be lively on the long, citrusy finish.