Grower: Eminence Road Farm Winery
Region: Finger Lakes, New York
Grape Varieties: Pinot Noir
TASTING NOTE: Nose of fresh cherries, sandalwood and oak. Light, fresh and seamless with bright acid, a powdery texture and a gentle tannic grip.
ELEVAGE: Grapes were foot crushed and put whole cluster into one ton bins to ferment with once daily punchdowns. After thirteen days the grapes were pressed and settled juice was moved to old French oak barrels to complete fermentation. In late-August of 2021 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.