Our 2021 Bedlam offers fresh aromas and flavors of honeysuckle, peach, pineapple, citrus, and tropical fruits. Its weighty, creamy mouthfeel leads to a finish that features citrus zest, mineral, and a sprinkling of white peppery notes.
Blend: 33% Gruner Veltliner, 27% Albarino, 18% Chardonnay, 18% Viognier, 2% Muscat, 2% Sauvignon Blanc
2021 was a gratifying year. Bud break came early. We were fortunate not to have been impacted by the frost which affected some of the other East Coast vineyards. Bud break was followed by a warm (but not too warm) summer filled with plenty of sunshine and just a little bit of rain when you would want it (but not when you didn’t) throughout the year, followed by a typical September with plenty of warm (but not too warm) sunshine, cool evenings, and little rainfall. The grapes were very healthy and picking went smoothly. This led to good yields that were just the right size.
125 cases produced
Estate-grown and sustainably farmed on 146 acres, our grapes are tended by hand throughout the growing season and are harvested by hand in the fall. Our Bedlam is made from the second press of our white wine grapes. The second press is a bit firmer and results in richer, weightier wines. While the more delicate flavors and aromas that come from the first press are lost, the blend of all the wines together does create interest and flavors. The wine is co-fermented. This means that the pressed juice is added into the fermentation tank all together for fermentation.