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Bloomer Creek Vineyard - Riesling Barrow Vineyard Skin Contact Dry Wine 2021

Bloomer Creek Vineyard - Riesling Barrow Vineyard Skin Contact Dry Wine 2021

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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.

On Seneca Lake's eastern shore, in 2013, Bloomer Creek purchased a vineyard that had been abandoned for over 30 years. This high rocky hillside was planted to eight acres of vines; Riesling, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot. The new vineyard was named "Barrow" – Old Norse for “high rocky hill and burial mound.” Our new label for this bottling features the artwork of artist//vigneronne Debra Bermingham.

Vinified with extended skin contact and spontaneously fermented in stainless steel, this 2020 Barrow Riesling showcases fresh-cut stone fruits, apricot, and lemon with a classically styled linear minerality. Unfined and unfiltered, with minimal S02 only at bottling.

"Hazy light yellow in color. Lovely tangerine and melon aromas, along with white pepper and spring herbs. Wonderfully bright and juicy on the palate of Meyer lemon, ripe melon, and grapefruit pith. An intriguing, attractive note of leather lingers on the incredibly long, earthy finish. Complex, and boldly pushes the limits of what Riesling can be." 93 Points, Vinous.

Type: White/Orange Skin Contact
Producer: Bloomer Creek
Varietal: Riesling
Country: USA
Region: Finger Lakes, New York
Farming: Organic

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