Bloomer Creek Vineyard - Pinot Noir 2019
Bloomer Creek is a true pioneer in natural winemaking in New York State, more specifically in the Finger Lakes Region. If you so much as mention working organically to New York winemakers, you will hear again and again that is an impossible feat, much as the first natural winemakers in the Loire valley and Burgundy heard from their peers. In spite of this, Kim Engle and Debra Bermingham have been crafting beautiful examples of natural wine anyway. They do not use insecticides, finding them to be unnecessary in a healthy vineyard, and herbicides have not been used in over 20 years.
A Burgundian style Pinot Noir, made with hand-picked grapes from their Cayuga Lake "Auten Vineyard". Fermented with stems, aged on the lees in old French oak barrels, this wine exhibits the delightful cooked cherry, plum and earthy forest floor flavors typical of our Pinot Noir. The new label features a diagram drawn by vigneronne Debra Bermingham's father on the flyleaf of his college textbook in 1946. Spontaneously fermented, unfined and unfiltered, with minimal SO2 added only at bottling.
Producer: Bloomer Creek
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Region: Finger Lakes, New York