Grape Varieties: 65% Riesling, 22% Muscat, 13% Seyval Blanc
AVA: New York State
Harvest: September 2019
Yeast: Lalvin 71B: A French yeast used for nouveau style wines, 71B is known for reinforcing the aromatic profiles of wines and is particularly effective on Riesling.
Fermentation: 40 days at 60º F
Malolactic Fermentation: 0%
Aging: 100% stainless steel
Method: Forced carbonation
Vintage Notes: 2019 was a banner vintage. Spring saw relatively cool temps and greater than average rainfall, but near perfect summer and early fall conditions more than made up for it. September was particularly ideal, with warm temps and very little rainfall. The fruit came in clean and with ripeness levels higher than we’ve seen since 2013, all balanced by fresh acidity. 2019 wines will be expressive and beautifully balanced.
Color: Golden Straw
Tasting Notes: Fresh and spritzy with a touch of sweetness and aromas of tangerine, citrus and honey.
Wine Analysis: Alc/Vol: 11.0% Acidity: 6.40 g/L pH: 3.20 Residual Sugar: 3g/can or 8g/L