Join us on August 6th for a special virtual tasting with Ian Burrows of Aerea vintners in Oregon. Burrows will be tasting and talking with us about his Gamay.
Grab a glass and tune in on Instagram Live at 8PM EST!
Aerea, meaning Latin for ethereal, was founded 2016 by Ian. For each vintage, he creates small lots of Gamay-based wine from local vineyards in an unpretentious cellar. The facility is perched on a located on a hillside above the town of Newberg, Oregon where passion, precision, and creativity can shine.
Ian’s professional background is in hospitality – first as a young chef in Europe, then as a chef-restaurateur in Adelaide, Australia, and most recently as a wine director and sommelier in Paris and San Francisco.
Ian says, “I moved to Oregon not only for its slower pace but also to transition into wine sales and develop two companies, one of which is Aerea Vintners. Aerea was developed to focus entirely on single-vineyard Gamay, a grape I knew I had an appreciation for after many years tasting and blending in Beaujolais.”
Aerea’s wines are naturally fermented, matured in seasoned French barrels, hand-bottled, and stoppered with Diam Origine 10 closures – without filtration or fining. Moderate levels of sulfites are added to preserve freshness and ensure stability for extended cellar aging. Each component of production at Aerea is considered a step toward a greater understanding of fine wine from the Pacific Northwest.
The 2018 Aerea Gamay Pure that we’re tasting brims with generous, crackling red cranberry fruit and a subtle savory quality, perfect for serving at your table.
Join Ian and us on August 6th at 8PM EST on Instagram Live!