Terrassen, Blaufränkisch, Finger Lakes, New York 2019
Silky and aromatic. Blaufränkisch (aka Lemberger or Kékfrankos) is a black-skinned wine grape grown widely in Austria and Hungary, and to a lesser extent in neighboring Germany, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Croatia. Tiny quantities are also grown in the United States, most notably in New York's Finger Lakes. The common feature in Blaufrankisch wines from all of these places is a fruit-forward profile with aromas of spiced black cherries.
Terrassen is a project by Thomas Pastuszak, wine director of The Nomad Hotel, and his wife Jessica Brown. Thomas and Jessica have made it their mission to show people the potential of the Finger Lakes region.