Cuvée EWC Piquette 2020
Made from leftover pomace of crushed grapes that are re-fermented in bottle. 75% Hudson River Valley Marquette, 25% Finger Lakes Cab Franc, fortified with a small addition of unfermented Northern Spy Cider, local wildflower honey tirage. Zero added S02. This Piquette is fun, tart, and eccentric. The perfect wine for warmer days!
Tasting Notes: Funky and deep with notes of wild red fruit such as cherry and raspberry, and hints of herbaceousness.
Pairing Suggestions: Heavier Fish, Picnic Food, Seafood
New York, USA
Todd and Crystal left Brooklyn in the Summer of 2016 after a combined 30 years in the city to try their hand at building sustainable food systems in the Hudson Valley. Both had very limited experience in agriculture, mostly relegated to growing tomatoes, peppers, herbs, and hops on fire escapes (when the neighborhood squirrels didn't kill everything out of spite.) Being lifetime New Yorkers, they wanted to show that interesting and dynamic wines could be grown in the Hudson Valley in the context of a small, Biodynamic, permaculture-focused farm. - Wild Arc.
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About Natural Wine
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