Cuvée Brut 2016
Cuvée Brut 2016
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Appellation
Finger Lakes
Harvest Date
September 13, 2016 (R)/ September 14, 2016 (Ch)
Sugar
20˚ (R) / 17.4˚ (Ch)
Acid
9.5 g/L
pH
2.9
Aging
Forty-five months in tirage
Bottling Date
June 30, 2017
Residual Sugar
0.1%
Alcohol %
10.8
Wine & Spirits
91
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Aromas of white peach and buttercream waft out of the glass. A frothy mousse enrobes the palate, while flavors of McIntosh apple, mandarin orange, and lemon confit linger long afterwards. 
Vineyard Notes
After a mild winter with little snowfall and an uneventful spring, we had only one inch or less of recorded rain in both June and July and were classified as being under “extreme drought” by the U.S. Drought Monitor. Although the hot, dry summer put some stress on vineyards, we enjoyed excellent yields and relatively low disease pressure which resulted in a very clean crop. These conditions also accelerated the ripening process. Overall, our vineyards produced berries of normal size with high sugars and low acids.
Production Notes
BLEND: 65% Riesling, 35% Chardonnay
Cases: 196
Winemaker Notes
100% whole cluster pressed on date of harvest; 70% fermented together in stainless steel tanks, 30% fermented in neutral French oak barrels

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