Grape: 100% Gewurztraminer
TASTING NOTE: Aromas of orange zest, kiwi fruit, beeswax and flint. Dry and crisp in the mouth with leesy citrus flavors and a fine mousse. Serve cold.
ELEVAGE: Hand picked grapes were crushed, destemmed and put into a one ton bin to macerate for four days. Pressed, settled juice was moved to stainless steel where fermentation, including full malolactic, took place. In June of 2021 the wine was racked, given a small sugar addition, and bottled by hand without fining or filtration. A second fermentation took place in bottle and by August the wine was again dry and also sparkling.
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.