Wine Description :
Very pale salmon color. Peach and banana fruit esters in the first nose matched with reductive mineral notes. With air, spring floral aromas emerge like white tree blossoms. There is a medium weight and some fatness in the palate though it is all driven by taut acidity. Classic cabernet franc flavors of strawberries and cream grace the palate.
An absolutely unique cold continental wine region made possible by the glacial lakes that define it. These lakes, as long as 40 miles and as deep at 600ft, never freeze which keeps the land around them warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Since the region was carved out by a glacier in the last ice age there is a tremendous variety of soil types across the region.
Patrician Verona Vineyard located on the western shore of Cayuga Lake has been a grape farm for three generations. The land is gently sloping towards the lake sitting at 570ft above sea level on Cazenovia silt loam soils.
Wine Making Info:
Harvested on October 24 for maximum acid retention. Grapes were pressed immediately, done gently in a horizontal press. The juice was fermented naturally, without commercial inoculation. Bottled on April 14, 2022. 223 cases produced.