Traynor Family Vineyard "Marmalade Pie" Blend
The orange wine you’ve been looking for. This year the team blended 80% Chardonnay and 20% Riesling to bring this wine to life. The addition of the Riesling gives the wine a little more acid and kick. Mike also purchased a destemmer this year, so it was the first time this wine has been created with just the grapes. This emphasizes the lighter, fruitier notes and provided a noticeable change to the profile of wine. Marmalade Pie is more delicate than years past, think sweet tangerine. In addition to the removal of stems, the team also played with a new process, where there was less skin-fermenting time, and more cold soaking time to allow the fruit to really take the lead, and reduce bitterness, creating a more approachable skin-fermented wine for those who are new to the style, or for veterans looking for something to go down easy.