Bow and Arrow
Bow and Arrow
A vibrant white that brings the Loire Valley to the Pacific Northwest. Melon de Bourgogne is not widely grown in the Willamette Valley – but maybe it should be! This expression from Bow & Arrow is fun, fresh, and dangerously easy to drink. Bright on the nose with fragrant spice, steely minerality and juicy orchard and citrus fruit, the palate is pleasantly textural with zesty acidity balanced by concentrated flavours of pear, blossom, and peach yoghurt.
About Bow and Arrow
Scott and Dana Frank, the husband and wife team behind Bow & Arrow, started their urban winery in northeast Portland in 2010, after years of working across in the wine and restaurant industries. The idea was to make wine from the often overlooked grapes - including classic Loire Valley varieties - that had been grown in the state for decades, but overshadowed by a preference for Pinot Noir.
The philosophy here is quite straightforward, founded on conversations with Loire organic trailblazers Didier Barouillet of Clos Roche Blanche, Thierry Puzelat and Marc Ollivier. Bow & Arrow work with farmers who have forward-thinking mentalities when it comes to farming organically and biodynamically, with many of them certified. These carefully sourced grapes are treated with the greatest care and low-touch winemaking techniques. Bow & Arrow has been and is part of the future of Oregon winemaking.