Osmote "This Is Red" Pet Nat, 2021, 750ml
A blend of Leon Millot, Marquette, and Cabernet franc. In looking at older generation hybrids like Leon Millot to understand what the Finger Lakes was as a wine region, and then reconceptualizing their use, we redefine what the region can become.
A cold bottle slowly releases bubbles just threatening to overflow before you pour that first glass of opaque, dark purple wine rimmed with fuschia bubbles. Aromas of both blue and red fruits, like plums alongside red berries. A hint of milk chocolate with a woodsy top note. Rich flavor with blue violet notes before chalky tannins assert the finish.