2016 Harvest Report: McCall Wines (New York)

Brewster McCall from McCall Wines in Cutchogue, New York sent along this harvest 2016 update this afternoon:

“This year so far we have brought in the pinot noir, sauvignon blanc and chardonnay.

Pinot Noir (Corchaug Estate vines planted in 1997 — Certified sustainable). Pinot is always the touchiest and most stress inducing harvest. Any uncooperative weather can have a great impact on the crop. This year in the month before harvest we had a little intermittent rain, luckily coupled with cool temps. We hit our optimal ripeness level with minimal disease impact. We are very happy with the result.

Sauvignon Blanc ¬†(our second year harvesting from our own estate fruit in North Ridge Vineyard — certified sustainable) They are vigorous and producing well. Near-perfect fruit with no disease or blight. High ground and excellent drainage on this site.

Chardonnay (35 year-old vines planted by Dr. Gristina in the North Ridge Vineyard — certified sustainable) Impeccable fruit this year; vineyard has great drainage and green harvest had notable impact on ripeness and quality compared to nearby vineyard of the same age/clone.”

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