who grows the grapes at Minimus and Omero? who makes the wines?
Omero takes much of what Chad learns in his explorations with Minimus and transforms those ideas into cuvées that are a little large in scale. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Gris are the current offerings with Gamay and more coming down the line.
what wines do they make at Minimus?
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when did Minimus start? when might you open a bottle?
Chad began his project in 2011 with four experiments and grew to seven in 2012 and then 13 in 2013.
The diversity of the wines produced, the vineyards he sources from, and the winemaking techniques he employees make it virtually impossible to suggest generalized pairings for a Minimus bottling, though they are certainly deserving of a place at the finest tables.
where is Minimus?
why is Minimus a Candid Wine? why might you try a bottle?
Our core philosophy: to produce the most pure and natural product, one must use minimal interference.
[CONCEPT] We are conducting a series of experiments designed to challenge the formal education of Enology. The results will be numbered when released & only produced once. The direction of the project is constantly evolving as new discoveries and inspiring ideas come to our attention. We are uncertain of how or when the experiments may end. The one thing we are certain of thus far in our career is that nothing is absolute.
how is the wine made at Minimus?
Naturally, patiently, and with a seemingly endless supply of enological curiosity. Beyond that, nailing down style or technique is nearly impossible. Chad reserves the right to experiment with just about any sort of technique and so we may see oak roto-fermenters, brettanomyaces laced whites, intentional reduction, long skin contact, carbonic maceration and just about anything else one can imagine. Whatever the technique it will be carefully considered and debated before being implemented and then taken to its logical conclusion.