Chepika Catawba RoseAvant Garde
The duo Pascaline Lepeltier (Racines) & Nathan Kendall (Nathan K. Wines) is back with their famed boutique chëpika wines focusing in organic grown hybrid grapes and naturally made wine from the Finger Lakes.
The vines come from the Buzzards Crest Vineyard. This site sits on heavy clay soil and is located on the east side of Keuka Lake. It has been owned and farmed by the same family and certified organic since the early 90’s. This vineyard has the highest elevation of all sites they work with. 2020 was the warmest and driest year on record. This wine is 100% whole cluster, naturally fermented on skins for a couple weeks, then aged 10 months in neutral French oak barrels. Bottled without filtration, fining, or any added sulfites, or anything! Like they say these days: ZERO, ZERO, ZERO!
Producer: chëpìka (Nathan Kendall and Pascaline Lepeltier)
Region: Finger Lakes, New York