Todd Carvallo on this wine: “Itasca is the newest white hybrid grape released by the University of Minnesota. Our home vineyard should be producing its first crop of Itasca for 2022, but we bought a ton of fruit from the Finger Lakes in 2021 to get some ideas.”
Vineyard: Yates Cellars, Finger Lakes.
Making of: Macerated whole-cluster for 24 hours, then pressed, settled, and racked into one neutral French oak puncheon. Racked only for bottling after 6 months, zero sulfur added.
Notes: Orchard fruits and white flowers with texture and acidity in full balance.