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Day Wines, TNT Layne Vineyard

Layne Vineyard is one of the original vineyards in the Applegate Valley – the vines were planted in 1975 and grafted over to Tannat in 2005. Like Tannat growing counter-part regions in France, the vineyard and the region sits around 1,500 feet in elevation. Getting the fruit fully ripe requires patience and careful crop management, and in 2014 both of these came together splendidly. The fruit was picked near the end of October and fermented spontaneously in a 1.75 ton capacity fermenter. 25% of the clusters were left whole, and all cap management was done through pigeage. The wine went through elevage in two neutral and one new French oak barrels, and was bottled unfined and unfiltered on January 13th, 2016.

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:Brianne Day of Day Wines at Oregon

Day Wines, day, Oregon

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who grows the grapes at Day Winery?

“I discovered I had a passion for wine at a young age and in 2006 I began working in the industry with a two year global exploration to dozens and dozens of wine regions. During this journey I learned two things; I needed to make wine and naturally produced wines are an integral tie that binds humans to each other and to the earth. After studying and working under the finest mentors in Oregon, France, New Zealand and Argentina, I decided in 2012 to make wine for myself. I do not own a vineyard or any vines. Instead, I have chosen to work with experienced, dedicated farmers who strive to grow their fruit using clean and honest practices.”

-Brianne Day, from the RAW Fair London site.

 

why is Day Wines a candid wine?

We were introduced to Brianne over the course of many newsletters from our friend Michael Alberty at the Storyteller Wine Company, where Brianne tells us she worked “whenever I wasn’t chasing harvest”.  Michael holds Brianne in high esteem as a person and an emerging winemaker, calling her first release “Outrageously good pinot for a modest tariff.”  (Interestingly, it came just after an offer forKeller’s Burgel Spätburgunder.  Fine company indeed).

With Michael’s introduction we came to know Brianne and her approach to sourcing fruit and making wines.  Long story short, she’s taken many of the steps we’d want to take if we knew the first thing about winemaking, i.e. find the best fruit possible and then resist every temptation to manipulate it.  The results we’ve tasted speak for themselves.

 

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On the importance of knowing your farmer: Brianne Day

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