FORGE CELLARS, RIESLING DRY FREESE VINEYARDS SENECA LAKE
MANDARIN ORANGE – LILAC – SUCCULENT
The Freese Vineyard is essentially a northern extension of Breakneck. We can think of these two sites as siblings, their composition is similar (comparable soils, same grape) but the way they carry themselves (the fruit, the flavors, the aromas) show total individualism. Freese is prudent and precise, offering ripeness and restraint, while Breakneck carries intensity and drama.
East side Seneca Lake – Lodi
Soils: loam with shale
Harvest Date: Oct. 20
Hand-harvested, sorted, and whole cluster pressed
Fermented with indigenous yeasts in barrel
Residual Sugar: 0.2% (2 g/L)
Alcohol: 12% by vol.
Production: 137 cases
Forge Cellars is made up of friends with a common goal: to grow grapes and handcraft wines of interest and value that perfectly balance minerality, aromatics and fruit to reflect the exceptional terroir of southeast Seneca Lake. Each vintage is viewed as an opportunity to express our region — to reflect its soils, cool climate, and diverse terroir.
Winemaker, Visionary – Louis comes from a winemaking tradition of 14 generations. His family has been located at their historic property in the village of Gigondas in the Southern Rhone Valley of France since 1570. Louis grew up among the vines and took over the estate from his dad in 1992, proceeding to improve quality and grow a vigneron-negociant arm of the business. Chateau de St. Cosme is now regarded as the benchmark of wine quality in Gigondas.
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