White Wines

  • Field White

    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
    Vintages: 2015, 2016
    Vineyard: Seneca Lake AVA
    Vinification: Hand-sorted, stainless steel fermentation with indigenous yeasts
  • Chardonnay Reserve 2016 (sold out)

    The Chardonnay Reserve 2016 was sourced from our Magdalena Vineyard on September 22nd. A full-bodied wine with floral amoras, it exudes good palate depth, and has a long savory finish.

    The Chardonnay Reserve was fermented and aged in new 500L Hungarian Barrels.

    Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
    Harvest : September 22, 2016
    Alcohol by Volume: 12.5%
    Vinification: Whole Cluster Pressed. Fermented and aged in new 500L Hungarian Barrels (2x) for 10 months, bottled in September 2017
    Estate Vineyard: Magdalena
  • Grüner Veltliner 2017

    Long, mild autumns in the protection of our Josef Vineyard allow for this late-ripening varietal to attain full flavor. Shale-dominated soil on a gently descending slope contributes pronounced minerality and a delicate orchard fruit aroma that broadens on the palate. Underlying citrus acidity hints at the versatility of this wine when pairing.

    Varietal Composition: 100% Grüner Veltliner
    Estate Vineyards: Josef
    Harvest Date: September 29- October 7, 2017
    Alcohol by Volume: 12.5%
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  • Gewürztraminer 2017

    Robert Parker Wine Advocate
    Wine & Spirits Magazine

    This wine draws from a 1967 plot in our Josef Vineyard, one of the oldest plantings of vinifera in the region, which produces grapes with exceptional depth and maturity. Much like Riesling, Gewürztraminer is a strain that is ideally placed in the cool climate of the Finger Lakes. Vivid, flowery aromas, accompanied by hints of fruit and spice showcase the distinctive characteristics of the varietal. Limited skin contact during fermentation fully accentuates these traits while producing a lean and focused style. A vigorous play of fruit and spice leads into a long, zesty finish, a perfect accompaniment to earthy or spicy food. 

    Food Pairing: Asian Cuisine, Pork, Aromatic Cheeses

    Varietal Composition: 100% Gewürztraminer
    Estate Vineyards: Magdalena and Josef
    Alcohol by Volume : 12.5%
    Harvest: September 29 - October 13, 2017
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  • Chardonnay 2017

    Chardonnay is a cornerstone varietal at Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard. Hermann first planted these vines in 1978 and produced an estate Chardonnay every year from 1981 onward. Those vines are still in production in our HJW Vineyard, providing mineral and acid backbone.

    Aged in stainless steel and barrel, the result is a lean wine with a broad mid-palate and clean finish.

     

    Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
    Harvest: September 22- October 13, 2017
    Alcohol by Volume: 12.5%
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  • Frost Cuvée 2013

    The Frost Cuvee is a smooth, off-dry blend of five white varietals (Riesling, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, and Gruner Veltliner) and early pick Pinot Noir. Its light, floral aroma makes way for a zesty citrus and pear body that finishes with a hint of spice.  As elegant as it is approachable, the Frost can accompany you to summer beaches and Thanksgiving feasts with the same welcome ease.

    Food pairing: Full spice dishes, Asian and Mexican cuisine, BBQ

    Varietal Composition: Gewürztraminer, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Gruner Veltliner, Pinot Noir
    Alcohol by Volume: 11.5%
    Residual Sugar: 1.2%
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