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Saperavi 2018

An anicent grape variety native to Georgia that was first brought to the Finger Lakes by our founder in the early 1960s.

Vibrant violet in color with pronounced notes of plum, black cherry, earth, cedar, and smoke. Full-bodied with polished tannins. Juicy acidity lifts the flavors on the long finish.

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Wine Specs

Vintage 2018
ACID 6.6 g/L
Varietal Saperavi
PH 3.43
Residual sugar 1.0 g/L
AGING 16 Months 20% New, 80% 2-4 Year Old French Oak.
Alcohol % 12.9

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TASTING NOTES

Vibrant violet in color with pronounced notes of plum, black cherry, earth, cedar, and smoke. Full-bodied with polished tannins. Juicy acidity lifts the flavors on the long finish.


VINEYARD NOTES

Majority of the grapes come from our estate vineyards on Seneca Lake where the warmer sites give us riper fruit aromas and flavors. These vineyards were planted in 2010 and 2016 from original cuttings from Dr. Konstantin’s first plantings in the early 1960’s. The Banana Belt is a portion of land on the east side of Seneca Lake that receives the greatest amount of sun coupled with a location that is nearest the deepest parts of Seneca Lake, thereby having a greater impact on temperature. A small portion of the blend contains grapes from Dr. Konstantin’s original plantings from our Keuka Lake vineyard that are near 60 years old.


VARIETY

100% Saperavi.

VINEYARD

95% Seneca Estate, 5% Keuka Estate.

VINIFICATION

De-stemmed. Several Day Cold Soak.

VESSEL

Open-Top Stainless Steel. Temperature Controlled.

FERMENTATION

Traditional. 3 Times Daily Manual Punchdowns.

ÉLEVAGE

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

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