Sunday, April 02, 2006
Finger Lakes Winery Visit Report
We visited about 10 wineries this weekend and
I will post reports over the next week or so.
We had to start at Fulkerson because I couldn't wait to taste the new Traminette that was just being released this weekend. And it did not disappoint. Awesome floral and citrus scents with a citrus-grapefruit bite into a lightly spiced crisp finish. Being a huge Traminette fan, this one's a winner in my book.
Our friendly server Margaret also gave us a taste of the new Matinee, made from Himrod grapes, which are a small seedless white grape variety. Himrod was developed at The New York Agricultural Experiment Station in Geneva as a cross between Ontario and Thompson Seedless grapes. The truly unique thing about this wine is its aroma and taste of mint. It is an excellent and unique sweet white wine with 8% Residual Sugar.
I was also very impressed with their new T-shirt design, featuring a heart-shaped grape wreath with the Finger Lakes drawn in the center. I don't know who the designer is, but it's one of the nicest designs I have seen for Finger Lakes winery apparel.