Pinot Noir has been a hallmark of Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard since our founding. This delicate and expressive varietal benefits from the moderating effects of Seneca Lake and the long, warm autumns of our region.
2014 was a near ideal harvest season. A cool growing season guaranteed structured acidities, while ripening in our Magdalena Vineyard carried on with no interrupting rains or frosts. The resulting Pinot Noir is firm and dense on its initial approach, announcing its structure through a broad, red fruit finish.
|Varietal Composition:||100% Pinot Noir|
|Harvest Date:||September 29 & September 30, 2014|
|Alcohol by Volume:||12.5%|
|Vinification:||Estate grown & bottled, 13 months in old French and Hungarian oak, 20% whole cluster inclusion, Fermented in stainless steel, 13 months in old French and Hungarian oak, 20% whole cluster inclusion, Estate grown & bottled, Fermented in stainless steel|
90 Points– Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Ideally suited to cool climate growing, Cabernet Franc is quickly gaining a reputation as a principal red wine grape in the Finger Lakes where long, brisk autumns allow for slow ripening. The outcome is a consistently ripe presentation with exceptional depth and body. Cabernet Franc is often used as a base for a blend, but the region is proving that the grape stands well on its own as a full-bodied wine. An alluring black cherry color and a compelling nose precede a palate that is generous and round, marked by vivacious berry flavors, along with savory earth notes and a full structure. Firm tannins grip the tongue, then soften into a flavorsome, pungent finish.
Food Pairing: Beef, Lamb, Grilled Meat
|Varietal Composition:||100% Cabernet Franc|
|Estate Vineyards:||Magdalena, Seneca Lake AVA|
|Alcohol by Volume:||12.5%|
|Harvest:||October 12-23, 2015|
|Vinification:||8 Months in Older French Oak, Fermented in Individual 100 Gallon Lots, No fining or filtering agents, 8 Months in Older French Oak, Fermented in Individual 100 Gallon Lots, No fining or filtering agents|
Our Dry Rosé is hand-harvested from small plots of Pinot Noir on the western slopes of Seneca Lake. Its bright color is drawn from an eighteen hour cold soak. This imparts a red fruit profile to compliment its refreshing crispness. It is perfect for light, summery fair.
|Varietal Composition:||Pinot Noir 100%|
|Alcohol by Volume:||12%|
|Harvest Dates:||September 9- 30, 2016|
|Vinification:||No fining or filtering agents, No fining or filtering agents|
The Field Cuvée brings together the unique blend of red varietals that we farm. This balance, well-structured table wine shows mellow tannins and ripe fruit ahead of a peppery finish. It is a great everyday wine and a wonderful compliment to heartier dishes.
|Varietal Composition:||45% Cabernet Franc, 25% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Pinot Noir, 5% Lemberger|
|Alcohol by Volume:||12.6%|
|Harvest Date:||October 14th-November 2nd 2013|
|Vinification:||15 months in neutral barrel, No fining or filtering agents, 15 months in neutral barrel, No fining or filtering agents|