Kelley Fox Wines is a small winery producing Pinot noir from self-rooted, dry-farmed, old vines of the historic Maresh Vineyard in the Dundee Hills, and the Demeter-certified biodynamic Momtazi Vineyard in the McMinnville foothills since 2007. Kelley Fox has been a full-time, on-the-floor winemaker for over sixteen years. Most of the canopy work in her blocks at Maresh she does personally and in solitude, including the biodynamic sprays. The wines are touched only by Kelley, but they are not a personal expression. No stylistic intentions are imposed. They are silent, living songs of these beautiful farms.
Marine west coast.
Jory (volcanic: basalt), South/southeast-facing, between 120 and 180 meters above sea level.
Vertical trellis, double guyot, arc-cane.
• Manual harvested- picked 2nd October 2018
• 80% whole bunch
• Plastic fermenters
• Indigenous yeast
• Ambient ferment
• Spontaneous malolactic fermentation
• Aged in French oak barrels
• No filtration
• No fining
The Royal Ann 2018 is a medium to dark-medium red with some blue tones and lovely transparency that is also somehow opulent. True to the classic Maresh character, though, the nose and mouth are filled with sun-warmed strawberries, but with subtle spices. This wine is a queen. The length is very long and silky and overall there is a richness that is both noble and crackling with energy.
Duck or chicken.
|Grape Variety||Pinot Noir|
Kelley Fox Wines