The Outlier. Is this rosé ??? Have you had this wine? Comment below if so. 👇🏼
What do you do when something fits into no existing category? It’s an interesting conundrum for Maggie Harrison (@harrisonkirts ) of @antica_terra wines in Oregon. No stranger to the avant-garde, Maggie has produced what she has labeled as a #rosé 💕 But the wine decidedly is not.... Or is it? To look at its rich ruby color, almost lathering viscosity, and textural depth, rosé would not be the first thing that comes to mind. It is, as she puts it, “experimental.” It is neither one nor the other. Made in a unique way, to produce a unique wine. A wine in its own category who’s brothers and sisters are most certainly in categories of their own as well. At the tasting for this wine last week, a trade professional made the observation that across the board, the Antica Terra wines don’t taste like their from #Oregon or elsewhere. She wasn’t remarking on a lack of #terroir and what she said was completely accurate. If we were blind tasting any of these wines, what would we call? They weren’t obviously Oregon, but they also weren’t decisively California, or even new world for that matter. It was confounding. How could wines with so much character and terroir, expressed so beautifully across the board, be so ambiguous? We were collectively blown away by the quality and wanted more, but the question of how and why remained. I don’t have the answer. I typed several things beyond this point in search of something that might lead me to the answer and got no closer. The reality is, I don’t think we need to have an answer. Just the ability to accept and embrace when things are magically delicious and keep it moving. I should mention, I found these wines to be just that, and should you find yourself within arms reach - grab it.