What: 2016 Remy Wines “Three Wives”
Where: Oregon and Washington
Who: Remy Drabkin set her sights on the winemaking profession while growing up in McMinnville, the heart of Oregon wine country. She first dabbled in the cellar at age eight. At fourteen, she worked her first grape harvest; soon after, she headed abroad to expand her winemaking horizons. With the influence of prominent Oregon wine industry pioneers as well as Italian vintner friend, Remy developed a decidedly Old World style of winemaking.
Remy is featured in the documentary film “Red, White, and Black” which examines diversity in Oregon wine. Check out the trailer and view the film here>
Why: It’s past Labor Day and we can officially drink the heck out of red blends. “Three Wives” Remy’s Red is a blend of 65% Dolcetto from the Willamette Valley, Oregon; 12.5% Sangiovese from the Red Mountain, Washington; 12.5% Barbera from Wahluke Slope, Washington; and 10% Lagrein from the winery’s estate vineyard in the Dundee Hills. The wine is aged in barrel for 18 months. With just 12 percent alcohol, this wine is light enough to accompany a late summer barbecue, while still packing plenty of flavor.
“I love all things Italian,” explains Remy, “and Lagrein is a smart planting for climate change. With thick skins and an open cluster morphology, there is some inherent mildew resistance and slower ripening. I think our Lagrein and Dolcetto mimic Italian varietals quite well.”
Wondering how “Three Wives” got its name? Remy explains in this short video.