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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.

Fresh with dominant characters of blackberry, plum, black cherry, cedar, white pepper and leather. Fresh acidity is balanced with velvety tannins and a spicy finish.

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Wine Specs

Vintage 2018
ACID 6.1 g/L
Varietal Blaufrankisch
PH 3.29
Residual sugar 1.6 g/L
AGING 18 Months 20% New, 80% 2-4 Year Old French Oak.
Alcohol % 13.4

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TASTING NOTES

Fresh with dominant characters of blackberry, plum, black cherry, cedar, white pepper and leather. Fresh acidity is balanced with velvety tannins and a spicy finish.


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’. Temperatures here are a few degrees warmer than Keuka thus providing riper fruit notes. Soils on Seneca are characterized by deep honeoye silt loam. A small portion of the blend comes from Eric Volz Vineyard, just north across the road from Dr. Konstantin Frank’s plantings on Keuka Lake. The vineyard was planted in 1985 by Walter Volz, the winery’s first Vineyard Manager. This vineyard is managed by Eric Volz, current Vineyard Manager for the winery, who worked alongside his father Walter and grandfather, Dr. Konstantin Frank. Soils here are shallow with high natural acidity and high amounts of shale. The vines are planted on 3309 rootstocks.


VINEYARD

90% Seneca Estate, 5% Keuka Estate, 5% Volz Vineyard.

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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