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.”