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Color:
Red
Body/Type:
Medium Bodied
Style:
Modern
Size:
Bottle, 750 ml
Winery:
Onabay Vineyards
Grapes:
Cabernet Franc and Malbec
Serve At:
57°-63° F
Region:
USA > New York > North Fork of Long Island

"Cot-Fermented" refers to the fermentation of Malbec & Cab Franc together, a traditional method. Aged for 12mos in French oak, bottled with minimal filtration. Fresh & stemmy, like wild raspberries with leaves in tact.

Located on the Peconic Bay, just two miles from the Long Island Sound, Onabay Vineyards winemaking philosophy is based upon minimal intervention. Blessed with a moderate climate that allows the grapes to maintain their natural acidity while ripening to the optimal level over a long season. The entire family is involved in the process with patriarch Brad Anderson taking command of the wine production, his wife Francesca Anderson (a renowned botanical artist) designing the labels, and even their daughter Mia writing poems which grace each label. International wine consultant Bruce Schneider and veteran North Fork viticulturist Steve Mudd assist the Anderson's in their pursuit of making extraordinary wines from Long Island.

The North Fork of Long Island is a skinny peninsula about 30 miles long and never more than a few miles wide, paralleling the Connecticut shoreline across Long Island Sound and separated from its southern fork. Centuries ago, a glacier laid down a layer of mostly Haven loam – a coarse, brownish-gray soil – over other layers of sand and gravel. The soils drain well (sometimes too well during dry summers), daily maritime breezes provide air irrigation for the vineyards, and the bodies of water soften the extremes of both winter and summer.

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