Bloomer Creek Chardonnay/Grüner Veltliner, "Skin-Fermented"
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Orange Wine (Skin Contact)

Bloomer Creek Chardonnay/Grüner Veltliner, "Skin-Fermented" - 2021

Item # 47263 750mL

This dry white is a co-fermentation of 60% Chardonnay and 40% Grüner Veltliner with time spent on the skins. Aromas of orchard fruits, honey, and minerality combine with medium structure for a very food-friendly amber white. Pair with gravlax with dill and sour cream.

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Orange Wine (Skin Contact)



Wine made from organically or biodynamically grown grapes with minimal intervention avoiding the use of chemicals, additives and technology.

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Staff Pick Notes

Since 1982, Bloomer Creek has been a tour de force of innovation in the primarily conventional Finger Lakes region. They were the first to farm organically and vinify without additives (except for trace amounts of SO2). Each of their wines are unique and original creations that aren't based on precedent. This may be the world's first and only skin-contact blend of Chardonnay and Grüner. And bless us all for this. In the glass you’ll see a touch of amber in the complexion. Flavors of apples, apple skins, cantaloupe, yeasty pine, and earth will all reveal themselves in layers. A gentle brush of tannins will also show adding to the texture. A lovely match for noodles and porcini mushrooms.

- CP


New York

New York winemakers have embraced international varieties and hit the ground running. The Hudson River Valley is home to the oldest vineyards in New York State. Bordeaux varietals are at home in Long Island’s maritime climate. The Finger Lakes harbors a burgeoning winemaking community where many natural-inclined producers focus on dry still wines. No longer is our fair state synonymous with Concord grapes and Manischewitz; look for brilliant iterations of Pinot Noir, Riesling, Cabernet Franc,...

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Grüner Veltliner

Referred to by many Americans as "Gru-Ve," this white variety is nearly synonymous with Austrian wine. It's becoming wildly popular at the moment, especially compared to its obscure origins: it's known as the ultimate food wine for its great minerality and appealing freshness. The wines are consistent and eminently drinkable at the low end, and, on the premium side of things, full-bodied, long-lived, world-class whites.


From Champagne to Chablis, it's hard (not to mention unpleasant) to avoid this famous white variety. During a huge popularity surge beginning in the late 1980s, Chardonnay plantings have increased dramatically -- not only in California's wine country, with which the variety is nearly synonymous, but also in Burgundy (its original, Old World home) and just about everywhere else in the winemaking world. It is a flexible, eager-to-please grape, responding well to just about anything a winemaker...

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