Floral Terranes is a beautiful project out of Roslyn, Long Island to make cider and wine out of locally sourced apples and grapes. As garagiste as it gets, we checked. This really is made in the front yard and garage of a beautiful 1830’s home.
Skin contact Sauv Blanc from the North Fork (fruit sourced from the organic/biodynamic Macari vineyard as well as a few backyard plots that are practicing organic). Soil is a mix of sand, gravel, and clay. Vines range from 6-25 years old.
Less than 10 cases made annually - we could only get 6 bottles!!
sandalwood, toasted fruit, cacao, smoky, herbal, anise, wet stone minerality, refreshing, uplifting, amazing, punchy palate of citrus with a saline finish, lingering acidity
region: North Fork, Long Island, NY
varietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
farming/cellar: practicing organic, ambient yeast, fruit put whole cluster into open-top containers, gently foot-stomped and left to rest on its skins for a week and aged in neutral oak for 10 months, unfined unfiltered, minimal added so2