Ram Cellars 'Le Belier' 2022

Ram Cellars 'Le Belier' 2022

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Our 2022 Le Bélier Orange is a beautiful blood orange hue and is a blend of skin-contact fermented Pinot Gris (50%) and Roussanne (50%). Grapefruit,...

Our 2022 Le Bélier Orange is a beautiful blood orange hue and is a blend of skin-contact fermented Pinot Gris (50%) and Roussanne (50%). Grapefruit, dried apricot, fresh snow, hyacinth, fresh rose petals and a hint of ocean breeze greet the nose
while nectarine, tangelo, lemon jolly rancher, and guava balance atop a chalky minerality in glass.


Fermentation Vessel: Open top 1 ton macrobin fermenters
Maceration: 24 days - 100% whole cluster
Maturation Vessel: Neutral french oak
Maturation Period: 8 months
Clarification: Unfiltered/Unfined
Added Sulfur: 25ppm
Bottling Date: 5/15/23
Total Production: 55 cases
Residual Sugar: N/A
ABV: 12.9%
Vineyard: Columbia Valley, WA (Rattlesnake Hills & Columbia Gorge Sub-AVAs)
South Hill Vineyards (Gris) + Bosma Estate Vineyard (Roussanne)
Vine Age: Gris 12 years / Roussanne 23 years
Viticulture Method: Sustainable - compost-based fertilizer, dry farmed, no glyphosate use / chemicals used in pest
management regimen
Soil: Broken basalt and silt loam (Roussanne) / Volcanic Ashy loam (Gris)
Vintage Notes: Pick dates of10/9/2022 for the Pinot Gris / 10/21/2022 for the Roussanne. Thanks to a cool, wet spring that
extended into June, 2022 ended up being our latest pick schedule to date with all picks happening between October 2nd and
23rd.