Eufloria Aromatic White Blend
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“A unique blend of Pinot Gris, Muscat, Riesling and Gewürztraminer, it is—as its name suggests—quite floral, along with notes of lychee and white grapefruit. It drinks off dry, with a medium-bodied feel. Citrus and spice flavors carry through the finish.” –Wine Enthusiast
Eufloria is an Alsatian style blend with Riesling, Pinot Gris, Muscat and Gewurztraminer layered together to build an aromatic blend. It is slightly off dry at 15 to 17 g/L residual sugar though well-balanced due to the underlying crisp acidity.
Why we make this wine:
Eufloria was born from the idea of making a blend in a similar fashion to the beautiful art of Flora Bowley's that is displayed on the label. Flora layers her paintings and imbues themes and harmony, we sought emulate her style with the wine.
How we make it:
The grapes for Eufloria are from the Columbia Valley and come from many of our best vineyards such as Wallula in the Horse Heaven Hills and Ramos on Snipes Mountain. The grapes are picked at night to preserve acidity and limit phenolic extraction and quickly pressed at the winery. Each varietal is fermented separately and the blend is made in January following harvest. Riesling and Muscat are the dominant part of the blend; Riesling offers acidity and freshness while the Muscat brings aromatic intensity and exuberance. Pinot Gris provides structure and Gewurztraminer adds spice and complexity. Those four varietals are the classic aromatic grapes from Alsace. The blend does not go through malolactic conversion and does not see any oak. The resulting wine is fresh and aromatic with a hint of residual sugar and 12% alcohol. The wine is closed with a screwcap to guarantee freshness and avoid spoilage.
Fall favorite pairing:
This fall we are enjoying Eufloria aromatic blend with Vietnamese Pho with a little kick or chicken satay with a saffron rice.