Tuesday, April 15, 2014

At long last the summer wines are here!!


Somehow amid all the things happening around the farm we are keeping our eyes on the prize ... which is getting the wines in bottle and to YOU!! 

We have two new beautiful wines to share with you.

The Laughing Pig Rosé and The Wirtz Garden!

The Laughing Pig Rose is dry and delicious but refined and beautiful. Great as a sipper by itself and as always our dry rose accompanies a wide variety of fare. We made the 2013 rose with Saigné that was placed on top of fruit and allowed to soak and slowly start to ferment for several days. This was then pressed and transferred to neutral barrels. The 2013 LPR was fermented to dryness with malolatic complete and bottled unfined and unfiltered. A beautiful and balanced wine!

The Wirtz Garden is an edelzwicker - Originally called “Zwicker” (blend), the prefix Edel (noble) was added to mark the presence of noble grape varieties. Our edelzwicker is a co-fermented Blend of Riesling, Pinot Gris, Gewurztraminer, and a little bit of Sylvaner. The grapes for this wine all come from the Wirtz Vineyard and by our guess were planted with the intention of making this wine. The Wirtz Garden displays a clear yellow color, with an aromatic, fruity and harmonious nose. The palate is supple and well-balanced with a combination of fruit and freshness in the mouth. This wine is a great accompaniment to summer fare - salads and charcuterie really let it shine.


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