So wine bottles often are left in the wine racks looking pretty instead of being enjoyed. However Friday night I decided it was time to try a bottle of organic wine.
Cooper Mountain Vineyard in Oregon offers a great selection of organic and biodynamic wines of which I happened to have a bottle of their 2007 Pinot Gris Reserve.
I am a red wine person but the Pinot Gris was very crisp and flavorful. Hints of other fruity flavors mingled with the fine flavor of the grapes. It was the first time I really had the chance to savor the flavor while testing out an organic wine.
Cooper Mountain also offers Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, and Malbec wines all of which are made with organic grapes and farmed with biodynamic practices.
It’s very interesting to read about biodynamic farming. It involves not just natural (homeopathic) and organic methods but uses astronomy, the earth’s gravitational pull via the position of the moon and geological information to create the best means in which to farm. Wow. Sounds complicated but very awesome.
Cooper Mountain Vineyards is in the Willamette Valley of Oregon and are certified organic by the Oregon Tilth.
If you are in their area you should stop by for a taste. Their tasting room is open 7 days a week from 12-5 PM.