The 2021 Piedmont may be a light-bodied white wine but it looks and feels like anything but.With its medium gold color and aromas and flavors of tree fruits, tropical fruits, and citrus, this wine pleases the senses from the first smooth sip.It is smooth and silky, with juicy acidity, which lures you back for another sip. The finish shows white pepper, mineral, and citrus zest.
2021 was a gratifying year, overall. We had an early bud-break but we luckily avoided the frost that impacted some of the other East Coast vineyards on the east coast. Bud-break was followed by a warm (but not too warm) summer that was 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. Overall, the grapes were very healthy, and the picking went smoothly which led to good yields that were not too small, and not too large. In fact, they were right on track to produce a wide variety of wines including Rolling Hills and maybe even Viento and M. The harvest of our white grapes was more compact than usual - but not wildly so. All white grapes were picked between August 30th (Grüner Veltliner for sparkling) and September 8th (Viognier) instead of the usual 2-3 week span for picking.
125 cases produced
Estate-grown and sustainably farmed on our 146 acres, our grapes are tended by hand throughout the growing season and are harvested by hand in the fall. After an overnight rest in the cool winery, the white wine grapes are sorted, destemmed, and gently pressed before being vinified. For the 2021 Piedmont, we co-fermented in an oak barrel a portion of the juice from each of the white wine grapes. As with all of our wines we use natural yeasts. Once fermentation is complete, the wine will stay in barrel until it is bottled.