Release scheduled for 2/1/2018 - PREORDER ONLY Shipments will go out within first two weeks of February dependant on weather.
Our 2.88 acres of Syrah planted in 2014, is one of the largest plantings in New York of this early ripening, vigorous variety from the northern Rhône. The site we chose to cultivate this variety is on the furthest down-slope of our original 1805 farm. The site is well drained with deep Howard series soils. This site is steep and protected from strong winds, which also allows for good air drainage, protecting the site from both high and low temperatures throughout the year. Being a mid-ripening variety, we are able to select optimal flavor and sugar levels a little better than with some of our more traditional red varieties which ripen at the end of the season.
Fulkerson Winery is becoming more and more interested in unique varietals such as Syrah. This is typically grown in France and Australia, but does very well in the Finger Lakes. Our 2014 planting yielded 18 tons in it's second vintage and we are proud to introduce this bright, exciting Cuvée.
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