Wild Arc Farm Teroldego North Fork of Long Island 2018

Article number: Wild Arc Farm Teroldego North Fork of Long Island 2018
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Todd and Crystal Cavallo left Brooklyn in the summer of 2016 to try their hand at building sustainable food systems in the Hudson Valley. The couple had limited experience in agriculture, mostly confined to growing tomatoes, peppers, herbs, and hops on city fire escapes, fending off the depredations of spiteful neighborhood squirrels. The fertile Hudson Valley has been a center of New York State's food production for hundreds of years, with a winemaking history to match. Having grown up in northern NYS, Todd and Crystal wanted to show that the granitic soils and Atlantic/Catskills-influenced microclimates of the Hudson Valley can produce world class wines. Beginning with ten acres, this small, biodynamic, permaculture-focused farm is making outstanding wines and ciders from locally sourced apples and grapes while waiting for their own vineyards to come of age. The teroldego grapes for this wine were farmed sustainably in stony loam soils, and then fermented 40% whole-cluster for 5 weeks before being pressed into neutral French oak where it rests 10 months before bottling. The resulting wine is beautifully balanced and structured, with a core of red and dark fruit and a fresh acidity. Organically grown, low-intervention, vegan.

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