Seneca Lake extends the growing season in our vineyards, providing additional autumn hang time for red varietals. The resulting flavor development complements structure with depth and complexity. Each of the three varietals in our Field Red 2014 are picked in the cool, final days of fall. Those final days in 2014 fell in early November, building an enviable ripeness into this table wine.
|Varietal Composition:||Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot|
|Harvest:||November 5-10, 2014|
|Alcohol by Volume:||13%|
|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|