2017 Gamay Noir

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Tasting Notes

A nose with delicate aromatics of strawberry, white pepper, and clove transitions to mulberry, cherry and cranberry on the palate. A soft herbal presence dances with the acidity in the finish.

88 Points/Silver Medal, American Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition


Production Notes

Estate Vineyard Block: GN2, GN1

Tons: 11.5

Yeast: Laffort FX10

Cold Soak: 3 days

Fermentation Duration: 8 days

Malolactic Fermentation: Lallemand Alpha ML bacteria; ML fermentation lasted ~1.5 months

Oak Treatment27% 3rd-use or newer oak French barrels, 73% neutral oak French barrels

Additional Notes: Gamay Noir and Syrah crushed and de-stemmed together; pumpovers during fermentation 1-2x per day, .5 hours each time

Technical Data

Appellation: Finger Lakes

Varietal Composition: 95.4% Gamay Noir, 4.6% Syrah

Alcohol: 12.7%

Residual Sugar: 0.2%

Acid: 6 g/L

pH: 3.51

Harvest Date: October 21, 2017

Bottling Date: April 13, 2018

Cases Produced: 671.5

Vegan Friendly: Yes

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2017 Gamay Noir