SHELBURNE VINEYARDS – IAPETUS WINE, PROTOLITH
54% whole-cluster Marquette, 11% Louise Swenson, 11% St. Croix, 11% Marquette rosé, 5% La Crescent, 5% Plocher, 3% piquette
Aromas of cherry cola play with basil and black licorice; everything is rich, yet fresh and bright. The wine is light-bodied, but with a silky smooth weight kept fresh by medium+ acidity.
On the palate, Protolith wakes you up with popping-fresh red currants and acai, plus a nostalgic note of grape bubblegum. The finish is all freshly-cut green stems, with a lingering tingle.