Paetra is a smaller-than-micro winery effort from Bill Hooper who spent a significant portion of his life studying wine and apprenticing at wineries in the Pfalz region of Germany which crafts some of the finest and most sought-after Rieslings in the world. Here in Oregon, he is now crafting some of the most old-world, Germanesque wines I have ever experienced from the “new world.” His work ethic is something to behold, as he does all the viticulture and winemaking himself – regularly putting in 60+ hour work weeks. His specialty is Riesling although he does a smattering of other varietals such as Pinot Blanc and a rose of Pinot Noir.
The Eola-Amity selection is a “dry” Riesling with just 6g of residual sugar per liter – just enough to balance the bracing acidity.
From the winery:
This dry Riesling was made from a second-harvest pass of only the ripest and healthiest grapes. It fermented at very cool temperatures in neutral oak barrels without cultured yeast or chemical additions for over four months. There are a lot of exotic spiced-peach flavors and yellow plum aromas with substantial acidity.
Only 144 cases produced