Harvest 2012: Seyval Blanc at Gibson Farms for Villa Bellangelo

Posted September 5, 2012 by Lenn Thompson in Regions

Chris Missick from Villa Bellangelo sends this harvest report — and video — about the first grapes processed on their new crushpad:

We harvested Seyval Blanc from a great 10 acre site owned by Marty Gibson, on the west side of Seneca Lake, and crushed the grapes at our winery a few miles away.  The Seyval came in at 19.5 brix, the fruit tasted amazing, and I am looking forward to what our winemaker, Ian Barry, can do with the fruit this year.  Although most of our wines under the Bellangelo label are vinifera varietals or blends, our Seyval, crafted in an off-dry style, has proven to be very popular in the tasting room.”