Keuka Spring Blaufrankisch 2019

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Tasting Notes

This Blaufrankisch has aromas of plum, black cherry, black pepper and a hint of smoke. The palate is juicy with youthful tannins and a fairly long finish. The flavors of plums are layered with minerality and savory tobacco notes.

WINE INFORMATION

In the early 80's Len and Judy Wiltberger had the opportunity to purchase 30 acres of land overlooking Keuka Lake.  They planted several wine grape varieties at the site with help from their children and Len's sisters.  They opened a tasting room in the mid-80's, adjacent to the vineyards, releasing their first vintage in 1985. Throughout the 80's and 90's the Wiltberger family produced and sold wine primarily out of this tasting room. The Wiltbergers constructed a new tasting room on the opposite side of the vineyard overlooking the lake, which opened in 2004.

The vines that they planted in 1981 continue to bear fruit. They have added additional plantings of Blaufrankisch and Cabernet Franc to the original Chardonnay, Seyval Blanc, Riesling, and Vignoles vines.

Dan Bissell is the head winemaker. He worked at several Finger Lakes wineries as assistant winemaker and also has experience in the craft beer world.

Food Pairing Suggestions

Charcuterie, Cheese, Chicken/Turkey, East Asian (Chinese/Japanese/Korean), Grilled preparations, Ham, Hearty stew, Hors d'oeuvres, Just for Cocktailing, Mexican, Mushrooms, Pizza, Roasted Root Vegetables, Tapas, Tomato Sauce

Color/Type:
Red
Origin:
New York
Grape Varietal:
Blaufrankisch/Lemberger
Price:
$17.00 each
  bottle(s)