Seneca Lake extends the growing season in our vineyards, providing additional autumn hang time for red varietals. The resulting flavor development complements the structure with depth and complexity.
|Varietal Composition:||Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Lemberger|
|Harvest:||October 25th, 2017|
|Alcohol by Volume:||12.5%|
|Vinification:||No fining or filtering additives, 22 months in old/ neutral French oak barrel, Fermented in Individual 100 Gallon Lots|
Young-vine Grüner Veltliner sets the foundation for our Field White. Regional staples Riesling and Chardonnay fill its aromatic and fruit profile. With texture, length, and a lithe structure, we think it’s what an everyday Finger Lakes white should be.
Ripeness was a given in 2016. We organized thirty-four hand picks in our Riesling blocks alone. To underpin that weight, without losing texture, we blended pressed juice from a Chardonnay vin clair (sparkling base wine) picked in 2015.
|Varietal Composition:||45% Gruner Veltliner, 30% Riesling, 25% Chardonnay|
|Vineyard:||Seneca Lake AVA|
|Vinification:||Hand-sorted, stainless steel fermentation with indigenous yeasts|