September 29, 2015

2012 Heart and Hands Polarity Finger Lakes White Wine

12.3% alc., pH 3.43, TA 0.60, residual sugar 0g/L, 62 cases, $26. 100% Pinot Noir, whole cluster pressed with minimal skin contact. Barrel fermented on the lees with gentle stirring every few days. Aged 9 months in oak barrels. A Pinot Noir blanc. · Very light apricot color and clear in the glass. Aromas of honeydew, almond and chalk dust lead to flavors of muted cherry, tangerine, kumquat zest, persimmon and vanilla cream. A delicate, but unique wine, with robust acidity and a very seductive creamy mouth feel. Score: 88. Reviewed December 18, 2013

Winery: Heart & Hands Wine Company
From article: Heart & Hands Finger Lakes Pinot Noir Challenges Regional Skepticism