TASTING NOTE: Salmon colored, skin contact pinot gris with a nose of blood orange and cantaloupe. Gently tannic, dry and spicy with a good balance fruit and acid.
ELEVAGE: Hand picked grapes were crushed, destemmed and put into a one ton bin to macerate for five days. Fermentation began in the bin. Pressed, browned and settled juice was moved to stainless steel where fermentation, including full malolactic, continued for two months. In August 2021 the wine was racked and bottled by hand without fining or filtration.
VINEYARD: Located in Ovid, New York on the western shore of Cayuga Lake, Sheldrake Point Vineyard is composed of gravelly loam derived from shale, limestone and slate. The vineyard's gentle, well drained slope towards the lake and east facing exposure combine to create a perfect site for cool climate viticulture. This vineyard produces wine of great finesse with bright, mineral studded acidity.