Liten Buffel Parking Lot Niagara Escarpment 2017

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The Niagara Escarpment is one of the fastest-growing wine regions in New York State, considered warmer and drier than many of the state's other grape-growing areas. Among the newest arrivals on the Niagara wine scene is Liten Buffel Winery, located in Middleport, in Niagara County. Liten Buffel, which means "little buffalo" in Swedish, is the collaborative effort of Zach Klug and his partner Patrick Vaughn. Klug studied winemaking at Niagara Falls Culinary Institute and worked at Freedom Run Winery before launching Liten Buffel in 2015 with an emphasis on low-intervention (or "natural") winemaking. They refrain from using chemical additives, preservatives, additional sugar, and commercial yeast, and the wines are bottled unfined and unfiltered. The ‘Parking Lot’ pinot noir is made with grapes that are crushed by foot from two vineyards that are spontaneously fermented whole cluster with indigenous yeasts, and in neutral oak, where it stays for 9 months. The whole cluster fermentation gives it a light fruitfulness, and the oak lends just a hint of spice, making this a very pleasing quaff. Organically grown, low-intervention, vegan.

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