Pinot Gris (48%), Pinot Noir (32%), Gewürztraminer (16%), Grüner Veltliner (4%) from vineyards in Willamette and Umpqua Valleys. Do Nothing is a chillable, fruit-driven 'red' wine that is made predominantly with white grape varieties. The light crimson shade is achieved by the varietals fermented together for a month. According to the winemaker, this is the closest they get to making a “wine of style,” in that, the grape composition and sources may change, but the focus is always on making an entirely whole-cluster, carbonic “red” wine that is fun, fruity, and chuggable. Although the stats may make it sound like a weird grape dumpster, creating an interesting, well-balanced blend from more than a dozen tiny lots of fruit is a sincere challenge.
'Do Nothing' is Fossil & Fawn's most serious attempt at being as hands-off as possible in the red winemaking process. The whole-cluster grapes are simply put in a bin, which is then sealed, and left alone (hence, 'Do Nothing'). No yeast, nutrients or acid were added.
The carbonic process provides an explosively juicy and fruity quality that makes this a killer chillable red! There is still a robust tannic structure to the wine so a service temperature of about 50 degrees Fahrenheit (or 30 minutes in the fridge before opening) is highly recommended.
Size: 750mL ABV 12.6%
Suggested food pairings: Chicken, Pork, Cured Meat
Suggested cheese pairings: Brie, Gruyere, Havarti, Mozzarella, Ricotta