Red Hook Winery

Lovers of Burgundy tend to be very sympathetic to Red Hook’s willingness to embrace complexity and complications. The motivation behind Red Hook was to work with the most intersting vineyards of the North Fork of Long Island, and a few in the Finger Lakes. Complications move up a gear when these grapes arrive at the winery in Red Hook on the tip of Brooklyn. Three wine makers are given free rein to create their interpretation of these differing terroirs. Abe Schoener, Robert Foley and Christopher Nicolson see the world differently from each other, and consequently use vastly differing techniques; skin fermentation, fermentation in open top puncheons, fermentation in stainless steel, the use of no new oak in maturation, the use of up to 60% new oak in maturation, single grape varieties, blended varietals, I could go on. This is not experimentation for the its own sake though. These are wines of quality that will give great pleasure and the process of learning about the different vineyards and differing wine making styles is an extremely enjoyable one.

Winemaker: Chris Nicolson,Abe Schoener,Robert Foley



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