Salmon Run Meritage
Exquisite balance, subtle berry flavors and soft tannins, this wine is certain to appeal to even discerning wine lovers. Serve with classic red sauce dishes such as pasta and pizza.
$25.00 / Bottle $300.00 / Case
Dr. Konstantin Frank ignited the “Vinifera Revolution” a movement that forever changed the course of wine growing in the Finger Lakes and the United States. Dr. Frank’s vision, knowledge and determination are credited with elevating the New York wine industry from a state of happy mediocrity to a level that today commands world attention.
In 1962, merely a decade after arriving in America, Dr. Frank founded Vinifera Wine Cellars. The winery quickly earned a reputation for spectacular Rieslings and its original planting of vines formed the backbone of New York’s world-class wines and champagnes. With the help of his cousin Eric Volz as vineyard manager, Willy’s son, Frederick Frank, took over leadership of the winery in 1993 and expanded production with the introduction of a value brand, Salmon Run, which is in honor of the majestic landlocked Salmon and beautiful Keuka Lake.
At the harvest, each varietal involved in the blend of Salmon Run Meritage is fermented separately. Daily pump-overs are made to extract color and tannins until the proper mouthfeel is reached. At the end of the alcoholic fermentation, the grapes are pressed and the wine transferred to French and American oak barrels for about one year. After aging the Meritage is blended. This wine is a blend of 54% Cabernet Franc, 39.5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6.5% Merlot.