Grapes: 89% Edelweiss, 7% Cayuga, 4% Vignoles
Style: Semi-sweet white
Harvest Dates: 08/07/2021 (Edelweiss), 08/21/2021 (Cayuga), 09/04/2021 (Vignoles)
Brix at Harvest: 15
Final Brix (Residual Sugar): 1.0
Bottling Date: 04/01/2021
Alcohol: 8% alc./vol.
BEST WAY TO EXPERIENCE: Preferably on the patio on a hot summer day! Great pair for sushi or fish dishes. Chill before serving!
WINE INFO: Our Edelweiss grapes were pruned in the Spring of 2021 by Brenden Cremen, a student at Concordia University and a native of (?). The Edelweiss grapes were harvested at 2350 GDD on August 7th, 2021, and full cluster pressed (no crush). Winemaker Chad Egger blended Cayuga and Vignoles juice to add complexity and residual sugar. Edelweiss is the Nebraska State white grape variety and one of the most widely planted. Similar to Riesling grapes, Edelweiss can make excellent lighter style dry and sweet white wines, but has made a name for itself in Nebraska as a sweeter style. Our Edelweiss is a semi-sweet. We do not chapitalize or artificially sweeten, which allows the wine to express the amazing fruity aromatics and crisp liveliness the Edelweiss grape is known for. Enjoy!
Harvested Edelweiss grapes (8/7/21)
Shout out to our crew of harvest helpers!
Connie, Shirley, Amara, Jeffee, Haven, Easton, Carden, Kobe, Tristen, Vince, Jordynn, Jacee, Gabby, TJ, Von, Tammy, Arlan, Marilyn, Aya, Gabby, Ian, Terri, Jessie, and Mike!