Fossil & Fawn Piquette 2022

Fossil & Fawn Piquette 2022

Regular price $23.00 Sale

75% Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Blanc pomace with 25% Riesling juice.


Williamette Valley, Oregon, USA

The base of this Piquette is sourced from the 2022 'Do Nothing' blend - a mix of wholecluster Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Blanc that fermented carbonically. The grapes were pressed before dryness and the pomace was rehydrated with water to macerate for 10 days before adding fermenting Riesling juice for added acidity and aromatics. The mix was chaptalized with vegan beet sugar and bottled to create natural carbonation, without any fining or filtration. 7% abv. 

Fossil and Fawn started out as a completely reasonable idea in the late summer of 2011, and quickly spiraled into a much more complex, frustrating, terrifying, and unbelievably rewarding venture.  Jim Fischer and Jenny Mosbacher began with the notion of making a small amount of wine from their family vineyard, Silvershot (formerly Crowley Station) as a single-site bottling, simply because no one else had done that before.  The plan was to have a nice example to show to potential buyers of the Pinot Noir and the Pinot Gris grown there.  Somewhere along the line they figured that for all the effort, they might as well make it an official wine label, and Fossil & Fawn was born!