Leading with fresh plums and blueberries with vivid violet scents, the wine evolves from its bright and fruity core to a spicy richness on the palate.
Blaufränkisch was planted in 2014 on our Seneca vineyard located in Hector, NY in the warmest mesoclimate in the Finger Lakes known as the ‘Banana Belt’. The plot of land is uniquely positioned near the deepest parts of Seneca Lake where the depths reach 680 feet deep. The depth of the lake here presents a warmer mesoclimate than on Keuka Lake by a few degrees over the growing season providing riper fruit notes. Soils on Seneca are characterized by deep honeoye silt loam.
De-stemmed. Several Day Cold Soak.
Open-Top Stainless Steel. Temperature Controlled.
Traditional. 3 Times Daily Manual Punchdowns.
18 Months 20% New, 80% 2-4 Year Old French Oak.
Pair with Smoked Sausage, Spaetzle, Tomato-based sauces, Hard Cheeses, Lighter Meats like Veal, Pork, and Lamb.