SPARKLING CAYUGA WHITE


Flag Hill’s first sparkling wine. Crisp, green apple fills the glass and is quickly overcome with bright, ripe Comice pear aromas. Focused and light; made in the style of Prosecco Sparkling.  This wine has a delicate creaminess from the bubbles. Amazing to enjoy by itself, or try it with a touch of one of our fruit liqueurs.

Harvest Chemistry

TA: 12.15                PH: 2.96            YAN: 165 ppm

Bottle Chemistry

TA:  8.5                   PH: 3.23              ALC: 10.5%

Grapes/Blend: 100% Cayuga White Grapes

 

Aging: Stainless – bottled young to preserve bright aromatics

Notes from the Winemaker: Harvest parameters are watched with a keen eye.  These grapes are picked early in the morning in the fall like the rest of our white grapes.  Attention is paid throughout the entire process to keep the delicate aromatics protected.  After the primary is arrested early, the wine is cold stabilized and filtered.  Once final adjustments have been made, the wine is sent to the Brite tank to be finished before bottling.

Vineyard Notes: 14.99 tons of Cayuga White was harvested at Flag Hill in 2017.  A warmer than typical end to the growing season left us with very ripe fruit a week or so earlier than is typical.  Harvested under 18 brix to help reduce “foxiness” and increase the pear and green apple notes.  2017 resulted in impeccable fruit, zero disease pressure, and great maturity/acid balance

Distribution: Select NH Liquor and Wine Outlets, other select NH grocers

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