Juice Brix - 23.5˚
April 2, 2012
Very warm temperatures (80’s) for two weeks in early March threatened our region’s vines causing premature early bud break. April followed with a series of severe frosts that caused almost total loss to the NY apple crop but our vineyards survived with little damage. Rain was scarce through mid-July, and the heat index was higher than average for the third year in a row. Harvest began and ended about three weeks earlier than normal with overall lower yields and excellent quality.
6 hour cold soak on skins bringing out the tannins and color. Pressed off the next day. Yeast strain R2. Super sound fruit.
Food Pairing Notes
This wine begs to be paired with food and it’s pairings are numerous. Good with all forms of pork, spicy grilled chicken, Asian cuisine and turkey dinners.
Release Date: December 11, 2015