Bloomer Creek Chardonnay-Gruner Veltliner Finger Lakes 2019

Article number: Bloomer Creek Chardonnay-Gruner Skin-Ferment 19
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A true trailblazer in natural winemaking in New York State, Bloomer Creek Vineyard proves that producing delectable wines while working organically is not an impossible feat, even in New York's challenging climate. (The first natural winemakers of Burgundy and the Loire Valley in France also heard similar protestations.) Proprietors Kim Engle and Debra Bermingham have been crafting beautiful examples of low-intervention wines for over 20 years and farming organically for over 30 years. (Dig a little deeper and check out Debra's work as renowned fine artist. Her various works have hung on the walls of galleries, museums, and private collections all over the US and overseas.) In the vineyards, harvest is done by hand and seaweed/fish and compost formulations are sprayed to aid in disease resistance and vine health. With an “Old World” approach to fermentation, they rely on indigenous yeast to do the job and finished wines are neither filtered nor fined. The results are distinctive, long-lasting wines. Another truly unique offering from Bloomer Creek Vineyards, this bottle is a co-ferment of 60% chardonnay and 40% grüner veltliner that fermented on its skins for three weeks. The grüner veltliner contributes an herbal essence, while the chardonnay adds some richness. Overall, the wine sings with tart green apple and white peach with compelling tannin and complexity. Given all this, it also has a very surprising lift and brightness in the flavors and textures, making this a fun, quirky, complex, bottle to ponder over and enjoy! Organically grown, low-intervention, vegan.

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