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2017 Peach Orchard Vineyard
Planted in a former hub of fruit tree production, this aptly named site is the most fruit-focused of our Rieslings. Robust and round, it gives notes of quince paste, stony minerals, dried herbs, tangerine, and juicy peaches.
In a year as cold as 2017, the level of ripeness achieved by the Peach Orchard Vineyard is nothing short of wizardry. It can be explained by the magic of microclimates: situated in the immediate vicinity of the lake, the plot benefits from the temperature regulation afforded by the huge expanse of water. It also enjoys the effects of light and heat reflection which bounce off the surface of the lake and envelop this vineyard amphitheater. Native American farmers grew orchards on this spot where peaches, cherries, and all sorts of fruits ripen effortlessly. Our 2017 Peach Orchard is an extraterrestrial for this vintage. -LB
East side Seneca Lake - Hector
Soils: Howard gravelly silt loam
Harvest Dates: Oct. 22
Hand-harvested, sorted, and whole cluster pressed
Fermented with indigenous yeasts
Fermented and aged in neutral barriques
Residual Sugar: 0.3% RS (3 g/L)
Alcohol: 13% by vol.
Production: 100 cases