VARIETY: 100% Grüner Veltliner.
VINEYARD: 100% Seneca Estate.
VINIFICATION: De-Stemmed. Direct Press. Pneumatic Press.
VESSEL: Stainless Steel. Temperature Controlled.
FERMENTATION: Traditional. No Malolatic Fermentation.
ÉLEVAGE: Unoaked. 5 Months Lees Aging.
Grüner Veltliner was first planted in 2007 by 3rd generation Fred Frank. Fred became a fan of Grüner Veltliner while studying at Germany’s Geisenheim Institute in the early 1980s. Famed chef Dano Hutnik of Dano’s Heuriger Restaurant on Seneca Lake convinced Fred further stating, “If you plant it, then I’ll carry it!”
Our Seneca estate vineyard is located in Hector, New York, in the warmest mesoclimate in the Finger Lakes known as the ‘Banana Belt’. Temperatures here are a few degrees warmer than Keuka Lake with more sun exposure thus providing a longer growing season and riper fruit notes. Soils on Seneca are characterized by deep honeoye silt loam.
Very aromatic and expressive wine with dominant characters of lime, grapefruit, white flowers and peach finishing with notes of white pepper. The mineral backbone is enhanced by a crisp acidity, giving the wine superb complexity, and making it a food friendly style.
Shrimp (Grilled), Oysters (East Coast), Thai Cuisine, Bitter Greens, Smoked Ham