Yellow Apple – Lemon – Marzipan – Melon
Sourced from the east side of Seneca Lake and showing significant ripeness and flavor development through the dry September of 2016, we were afforded the opportunity to harvest these grapes based solely on their quality and character. September 26th proved to be the day. Hand harvested and further hand sorted in the winery, half of the fruit was sent to press as whole cluster, while the balance was de-stemmed and gently crushed. Fermentation took place with native yeasts in stainless steel tanks (30%), third use French oak puncheons, and third use French oak barrique (70%), with lees stirring every other week through this wines 8 month maturation.