We are pleased to announce the release of our 2011 Cabernet Franc!
APPELLATION: Seneca Lake, Finger Lakes
VINEYARDS: Atwater Estate 100%
HARVEST DATE: Oct. 24, 2011 HARVEST BRIX: 19.2
GROWING CONDITIONS: The Finger Lakes region dealt with its most difficult growing season in recent memory. It started with a rainy April and May, but by June, warm, dry weather dominated. As the first rains arrived in August, they came as a relief, helping vines recover. But the rains continued persistently through September and the vineyards could not dry out. This has been a 'lower brix, moderate acid year' with abundant crop yields.
BLENDING INFORMATION: 100% CABERNET FRANC
PRODUCTION NOTE: Fermentation in tanks and bins.
TIME IN OAK: 9 months - American Oak
ACIDITY: 5.7 g/L pH: 3.42 RESIDUAL SUGAR: .3% ALCOHOL: 13%
BOTTLING DATE: August 28, 2012
TOTAL PRODUCTION: 116 cases
RELEASE DATE: August 9, 2013
TASTING NOTES: Cab Franc has become one of the most promising red vinifera grapes in the Finger Lakes, where our cool climate produces incredibly food friendly reds. Breathe in subtle aromas of violet and rose petal while flavors of cedar, black plum and cherry mingle on your palate.
FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS: Try this vintage with pork tenderloin stuffed with spiced pears & gorgonzola or a cedar-planked salmon with fresh dill cream.
4TH ANNUAL WINESTOCK NY SUPPORTS GROWERS AND WINERIES
The Cause: Fundraising event for the NY Wine Industry Association which advocates for the NY Wine Community
The Date: June 29, 2013 Time: Noon- 5pm
The Location: Three Brothers Wineries & Estates, 623 Lerch Road, Geneva
The Event: Dozens of NY Wineries gather for the day to promote and support The NY Wine Industry Association.
Who: Anyone who enjoys wine, food, music and fun in Finger Lakes Wine Country
A ONE DAY FESTIVAL HELD BY THE WINE COMMUNITY OF THE FINGER LAKES
Ticket Price: $20
Two dates are scheduled this summer for "The Vineyard Table".
Experience fine dining prepared table-side by acclaimed local chefs while you are nestled in Atwater's beautiful vineyards overlooking Seneca Lake. Delectable menus that focus on local and seasonal ingredients are thoughtfully paired with Atwater wines.
Meet our winemakers, learn about the chefs and the passion they bring to their table and enjoy lively conversation with friends old and new.
Whether this is an escape for you and a loved one or a great night out with friends you won't want to miss this experience. Space is limited to an intimate number of 24 people for each event, so book your experience early to guarantee your spot! These dinners sell out quickly.
SUNDAY EVENING: JULY 21, 5:00
Featuring: The Red Dove Tavern
Disclaimer: This is a rain or shine event. We will serve in Atwater's tasting room if necessary. If you wish to cancel your reservation, refunds given if notice is more than 7 days in advance of the event.