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Blaufränkisch 2018

100% Blaufranksich from our Seneca Estate Vineyards and aged 18 Months 20% New, 80% 2-4 Year Old French Oak.

Leading with fresh plums and blueberries with vivid violet scents, the wine evolves from its bright and fruity core to a spicy richness on the palate.

Pair with Smoked Sausage, Spaetzle, Tomato-based sauces, Hard Cheeses, Lighter Meats like Veal, Pork, and Lamb.
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Wine Specs

Vintage 2018
ACID 6.45 g/L
Varietal Blaufrankisch
PH 3.60
Residual sugar 0.57 g/L
AGING 18 Months 20% New, 80% 2-4 Year Old French Oak.
Alcohol % 13

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TASTING NOTES

Leading with fresh plums and blueberries with vivid violet scents, the wine evolves from its bright and fruity core to a spicy richness on the palate.


VINEYARD NOTES

Blaufränkisch was planted in 2014 on our Seneca vineyard located in Hector, NY in the warmest mesoclimate in the Finger Lakes known as the ‘Banana Belt’. The plot of land is uniquely positioned near the deepest parts of Seneca Lake where the depths reach 680 feet deep. The depth of the lake here presents a warmer mesoclimate than on Keuka Lake by a few degrees over the growing season providing riper fruit notes. Soils on Seneca are characterized by deep honeoye silt loam.


WINEMAKER NOTES

Our spring started off cold as winter continued longer than normal. Warmer weather arrived in May and budburst began. July recorded some of the hottest and driest days in the Finger Lakes, perfect conditions for ripening. Several weeks of rain in September forced us to be very selective in the vineyard. Several tries through the vineyard dropping poor fruit before harvesting only the best quality bunches. The best vineyard managers and winemakers excelled in a challenging vintage.


VINEYARD

100% Seneca Estate.

VINIFICATION

De-stemmed. Several Day Cold Soak.

VESSEL

Open-Top Stainless Steel. Temperature Controlled.

FERMENTATION

Traditional. 3 Times Daily Manual Punchdowns.

ÉLEVAGE

18 Months 20% New, 80% 2-4 Year Old French Oak.

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