By Ltd +
ORANGE | FREAKS & GEEKS
Do not be afraid when you pour this wine! Yes, that INSANE copper colour does come from a (technically) white grape!
WHAT WE TASTE
Strawberry leaf, ginger, preserved lemon skins
Shrimp wontons, tuna sashimi, Liz’s key lime pie
Start from the fridge but no need to put it back once the bottle is open
ABOUT LTD +
Chad and Bree Stock, a husband-and-wife team, have merged their superpowers and unique backgrounds in wine to create Ltd. +, which emerged as a collaboration with farmers in the area, inspired to develop a diverse and sustainable wine landscape. The wines, often made from less common grape varieties adopting innovative techniques, are changing preconceived notions of Oregon wine.
THE GOOD THINGS THEY DO
Where do we start? The whole project is geared toward ensuring Oregon remains a viable wine-growing region through climate change. They’re not only encouraging growers to work with a more diverse spread of grapes that will weather the changing weather, but they’re also ensuring that seasonal workers are employed for longer because these alternative grapes ripen at different times. They’re also active supporters of the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ communities in wine.
OUR FAVE THING ABOUT THIS WINE
Chad was a little concerned that Bree wanted to leave the skins with the juice for this one until fermentation finished (usually they’d only do that for a couple of hours, maybe overnight) because Pinot Gris is quite notorious for harsh tannins. But Bree stuck to her guns with this slightly sun-tanned old vine fruit – and we are mighty glad she did!
THE TECHNICAL STUFF
Place: Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Grape: Pinot Gris
Style: Thoughtful & thrilling
Ingredients: Grapes & minimal sulphites