Hiyu Tzum 'Eriu' Columbia Gorge Red 2021
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Notes courtesy of Hiyu:
Eriu is a one-acre field on the eastern side of the site we farm in the desert on the banks of the Columbia. It’s adjacent to Aine, at higher elevation and like that wine is planted to Grenache. The soil in this part of the site has a higher percentage of cobble vs. sand than the parcels to the west of it and all of these factors conspire to produce a more high pitched and ethereal rendition of Grenache than the more dense wines that emerge from Aine’s amphitheater of deep sand. The wine smells of rose water, orange peel, sage and tart strawberry. It’s very pale and as delicate as a red wine can be before slipping into the realm of rosé.