Wyncroft 2016 Blaufrankisch, Glacier's Edge Vineyard, Michigan
Item Number: 11342
Sub Region: Michigan
Vineyard Designation: Glacier's Edge Vineyard
Grape(s): 100% Blaufrankisch
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Case Production: 26
2016 Vintage Notes: 2016 started early with a very warm April, which brought the buds out of dormancy. Green shoots were on the vines by the first several days of May. This was followed by a few weeks of drought in June, and the rest of the year near normal.
Vineyard Notes: Glacier's Edge Vineyard is owned by Bill Hendricks . Bill's strict viticulture methods are very close to Wyncroft's methods, which produces small, intensely flavored berries and moderate yields. Wyncroft received around 800 pounds of Blaufrankisch, or enough to produce one barrel of wine.
Tasting Notes: This is a deep, jewel-toned blue violet wine with a pure fresh nose of blueberry, boysenberry, and peppered pie crust. The palate is rich without even a hint of heaviness, but rather a viscous mouth-feel laced with berry tartness. The finish is long and spicy, making a most refreshing red wine. For those of you not familiar with this Austrian classic, think Pinot Noir crossed with Petite Sirah to get a sense of this beautiful wine. Pair it with wild game, lamb, vegetable beef soup, or a grilled burger. In the summer the wine is nice with a slight chill.