Vine Age: 47 years
Harvest Dates: 10/29
Vinification: Whole cluster press, 9+ month indigenous yeast fermentation, no fining or filtering additives
In 1972, a 5-acre plot of Riesling was planted on the eastern slopes of Seneca Lake by Charles Fournier and Guy DeVeaux as part of Gold Seal’s exploration into the viability of vinifera. This is where the “timeline” begins for what will one day be Standing Stone Vineyards. The combination of vine age and the site’s location contribute to this dry Riesling’s concentration and complexity.