A cold bottle slowly releases bubbles just threatening to overflow before you pour that first glass of opaque, dark purple wine. Aromas of blue fruit and milk chocolate with a woodsy top note. Rich flavor with clove and blue violet notes before chalky tannins assert the finish.
Hand harvested hybrid grapes are transferred whole cluster to red fermenters for a 21 day carbonic maceration before basket pressing and finishing ferment in barrels. Wine is racked back to tank and Cabernet Franc juice is added immediately before bottling. Bottled under crown cap to preserve natural carbonation. No sulfites added at bottling. 120 cases produced. Disgorged February 2021.
Varieties: 62% Leon Millot, 26% Marquette, 12% Cabernet Franc
AVA: Finger Lakes, FLX NY
Hybrid grapes from Seneca and Cayuga Lake vineyard sites. Grown with high umbrella trellising and a minimum of vineyard sprays thanks to their natural pest resistances.
The Art: Mullets are back, or did they ever go out of style? Osmote feels the same about hybrid grapes, using them to make some of the most fun wines in the FLX. Art by Jacob Hanson, HANSONSTUDIO.COM, is designed perfectly to represent rebellious wines made in an old trucking garage by the lake.
The FLX: (Finger Lakes) An absolutely unique cold continental wine region made possible by the glacial lakes that define it. These lakes, as long as 40 miles and as deep at 600ft, and never freeze which keeps the land around them warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Since the region was carved out by a glacier in the last ice age there is a tremendous variety of soil types across the region.