Tanzen Dame Edelzwicker
Like a glass of fine wine, a vineyard tells a story. Bloomer Creek Vineyard tells the story of two young people, Kim and Debra, who created something together – who bought a farm in the Finger Lakes and planted a vineyard in fields where sheep once grazed. Their farmhouse had many rooms with tall ornate windows looking out across cornfields and doors opening to a small orchard surrounded by Sugar Maples. Out back, Bloomer Creek warbled over a shallow shale bed. They came to this farmhouse by way of a love affair– a love affair with vines.
-From the Producer
Following the tradition in Alsace, the Edelzwicker wines are blends of: Riesling; Gewurztraminer; the Finger Lakes own grape – Cayuga White; and other white varieties. These wines, like the 100% vinifera wines, are made in small batches and are minimally processed. The use of the fairly neutral, disease resistant, and heavy yielding variety Cayuga White, allows them to be bottled as an affordable wine. With careful blending they can create a delightfully crisp and complex wine.
Varieties:~55% Cayuga White; ~30% Gewurztraminer; ~15% Riesling
Vinification Method: Grapes are hand harvested and destemmed. They ferment in 55-275 gallon stainless steel tanks for 5-6 months. Fermentations begin slowly at ~50. The cellar cools to 40 in the winter and fermentations finish in spring when temperatures rise. The wines are left on gross lees, without stirring, until April or May. This wine does not go through malolactic fermentation. This wine is lightly filtered and not fined.