2014 Johnson Estate Lake Erie Pink Niagara Blush Wine 750 mL
Manufacturer: Johnson Estate Winery
Brand: Johnson Estate
Grapes have been grown at Johnson Estate for well over a century. The winery, established in 1961, is the oldest estate winery in New York State. All of the European and American grapes used to make the estate wines are grown within 3000 feet of the winery and our grape varieties have been selected for their excellent wine-making quality and suitability for the Lake Erie microclimate.
The berries were harvested quickly in the cool, dark morning hours when the sugar levels are at their most stable. They were hand-sorted, destemmed, and then traditionally foot stomped and left to macerate for 9 hours. After extracting the optimal amount of color and flavor, the grapes were delicately pressed and transferred to stainless steel to begin fermentation. Cool temperatures were kept throughout fermentation to preserve the maximum aromas. The wine was bottled in April and released two month later in June of 2015.