The 2008 Late Harvest Catawba is an old American variety (a presumed natural hybrid of native Vitis and Vitis Vinifera) (Thomas Jefferson had wine from Catawba in the early 1800’s). Very aromatic with rich floral notes, also can be described with tropical fruit character both aroma and flavor. Locally grown at Tintagel Farm just outside of Glenville PA (about 10 miles north of the winery in southern York County PA). About 8% residual sugar and 9% alcohol. Serve at 50-55 F.
The 2012 Rose of Tintagel is a very aromatic semi-sweet white wine with a melange of tropical fruit flavors and a sweet/tart citrusy finish. About 10.5% alcohol, 4% residual sugar. Serve @ 45-50 F. A blend of 85% Catawba and 15% Vidal Blanc.
A sweet dessert-style wine made from 100% Maryland grown Vidal Blanc. Fermented cool and the fermentation stopped with about 8% residual sugar and 10% alcohol. LHVB has aromas and flavors of lemon and grapefruit, with ripe pear and mineral flavors on the long, sweet finish. Serve @ 50-55 F.
2008 Manchester Hall is a semi-dry white wine fermented cool to help retain the fresh fruity aromas and flavors. The fermentation is stopped with just a little residual sugar, so that you get some sweetness up front, then it finished dry. Peach and green melon flavors with a mineral character on the finish. About 12% alcohol, 1.2% residual sugar. Serve @ 45-50 F. 100% Maryland-grown Vidal Blanc
The 2011 Chardonnay is a dry complex white with great mouthfeel and long finish. No oak. No Malo-Lactic fermentation. A Meaner – Leaner style of Chardonnay. Ripe apple and pear fruit up front, mixed fruits on the mid-palate and finishes with a little lemon citrus. About 12% alcohol, 0 residual sugar. Serve cool (55 – 60 F), not cold. 100% Maryland-grown Chardonnay.