Matthew Saunds

That place is called Red Hook Winery located in Red Hook Brooklyn. Tucked away from what would seem like the world around it.  The Nearest trains being about a 30 min walk away…If you’re looking for a day trip the most effective way to get there is by ferry or bike. It might even seem like a whole different world being isolated along the buttermilk Chanel. With amazing views of the Statue of Liberty and great a wine.

The Cab Franc, I really feel encompasses what a New York state wine is all about.

Delicious, exquisite, inviting, succulent and luscious.

This is a lighter-bodied, Loire-style Cabernet Franc with lovely floral and faint herbal notes.
Bright and fresh, it’s fruity but not jammy with nice savoury notes around the edges.
It was made with 20 percent whole clusters, which adds a bit of complexity and woodsy spice even though the wine only spent 10 months in oak barrels before being bottled.

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Red Hook Winery
Cabernet Franc

Nestled away within the concrete jungle you will find one of the few urban wineries and the only winery that strictly focuses on highlighting the great wines that New York State has to offer. A small yet effective and efficient winery focusing on keeping New York wines on the map.

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Matthew Saunds

The Pinot Noir grapes are picked by hand relatively early in the harvest season making it the base wine with grapes that are just barely ripe and with a low alcohol content so the Pinot Meuiner can be added giving this champagne a 50/50 blend. 3 years of fermentation on the lees with 6 grams per liter making this extra dry style of traditional method champagne.

Rich and smoky on first impression, full bodied yet a harmonious Champagne. Overall, with sleek acidity and some mineral underpinning married to flavors of strawberry, cherry , toast, mandarin orange peel and raspberries . Offers a lasting, vibrant finish.

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Sparkling Pointe Méthode Champenoise

I think that if you were to ask people where would you find sparkling wine on Long Island majority of them wouldn’t know where to begin. To say there are many producers that make traditional method sparking wine is few and far between/nonexistent but there’s a hidden gem amongst the dozens of wineries. All the way out on the Northern fork in the smallest of towns of Long Island called South hold NY.
Here You will stumble upon Sparkling Pointe where their primary focus is solely on making the best expression of sparkling wine in the traditional method that New York has to offer.

 

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