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The Open Work Cab Franc

Spontaneous Ale w/ Cabernet Franc Grapes

The Open Work: Cab Franc is an exquisite showcase of our unique terroir. We began with whole clusters of Cabernet Franc grapes from Michelangelo Vineyard, in Cutchogue on Long Island’s North Fork. We used a carbonic maceration to release the grapes’ sweet juices, and allowed the wine to begin its fermentation spontaneously with no added yeasts or chemical interventions. We racked a special blend of one- and two-year aged spontaneous ale onto the grape clusters and allowed the coferment to meld in flavor. Brewed in November of 2021, we laid this gem down in the bottle for six months of maturation in glass. The result is a vinous ruby-colored sipper that marries the best elements of lambic and natural wine. With softly integrated acidity, leathery brett character, and vivid red fruit, this is a stunning example of what can be achieved with the spontaneous terroir of New York.

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