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Atwater Vineyards

Blaufränkisch 2016
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Appellation
Finger Lakes
Harvest Date
September 28, 2016
Sugar
Harvest Brix: 20.2˚
Acid
6.2 g/L
pH
3.57
Aging
9 months in Hungarian and American Oak barrels
Bottling Date
August 24, 2017
Residual Sugar
0.1%
Alcohol %
13.4

Blaufränkisch 2016

Aromas of chocolate merge into smooth silky tannins on the palate with favors of maraschino cherry and a caramel toffee finish.

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SKU: B-ATW-00205
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Aromas of chocolate merge into smooth silky tannins on the palate with favors of maraschino cherry and a caramel toffee finish.
Vineyard Notes
After a mild winter with little snowfall and an uneventful spring, the word of the year in the Finger Lakes was drought. Classified as being under ‘extreme drought’ according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, June and July recorded 1 inch of rain or less in both months. Although the hot, dry summer put some stress on vineyards, we enjoyed excellent yields and relatively low disease pressure resulting in a very clean crop. These conditions also accelerated the ripening process. Overall, it was a ripe year with clean fruit, high sugars and low acids. Our vineyards had excellent yields with normal berry size.
Production Notes
BLEND: 100% Blaufränkisch
Winemaker Notes
Hand-harvested, hand-sorted, 15% whole cluster fermented in open-top bins for 8 days. Aged in American and Hungarian oak barrels for ten months.
Food Pairing Notes
Savor with grilled eggplant, lamb kabob, or barbecued beef ribs.
Production
288 Cases
Other Notes
RELEASE DATE: May 3, 2019
Vintage Notes
2016
After a mild winter with little snowfall and an uneventful spring, the word of the year in the Finger Lakes was drought.  Classified as being under ‘extreme drought’ according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, June and July recorded 1 inch of rain or less in both months.    Although the hot, dry summer put some stress on vineyards, we enjoyed  excellent yields and relatively low disease pressure resulting in a very clean crop. These conditions also accelerated the ripening process. Overall, it was a ripe year with clean fruit, high sugars and low acids. Our vineyards had excellent yields with normal berry size.
Product Reviews
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Katlin
(Apr 2, 2020 at 5:09 AM)
I’m no sommelier, but this wine was excellent paired with venison tenderloin, fresh vegetables, and mashed potatoes. It completed the meal, and was definitely worth the trip to the Finger Lakes!

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