Dry Red Table Wine
Grape: 100% Pinot Noir
Total sulfite addition: 35 ppm
- Whole Cluster/foot crushed
- Ambient Yeast
- Old French oak barrels: 11 months
- Unfined and Unfiltered
TASTING NOTE: Sandalwood, black cherry and tea leaf nose. Sweet cherry fruit, grippy stem tannin, spice and shale flavors with a long, acid and mineral driven finish.
ELEVAGE: Grapes were foot crushed and put whole cluster into one ton bins to ferment with once daily punchdowns. After fourteen days the grapes were pressed and settled juice was moved to old French oak barrels to complete fermentation. In September of 2020 the wine was racked out of barrel into tank and bottled by hand without fining or filtration.
VINEYARD: Located in Hector, New York on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake, this west facing vineyard is composed of shallow silt loam soil over fractured shale on a slope leading to some of the lake's deepest waters. Lovingly farmed by second generation grower John Leidenfrost and his daughter, Elizabeth, the vineyard's privileged exposure and thin, shale laden soil produce wines of great depth and backbone.