The 2015 growing season started with a sigh of relief from the second of two very cold winters. March carried the cooler temperatures which led to a later start to the season. April and May were of the seasonal norm, followed by a wet June and very dry July. August and September brought back favourable conditions allowing the vines to get back on a normal ripening schedule. October rains dictated picking times, but thankfully warm temperatures persisted throughout the fall, allowing later ripening varieties the time and temperatures they needed. Although yields were down, we harvested great quality across the board. A vintage showing classic cool-climate character.
Up front aromas of honey, lemon-lime, peach and melon. Hints of perfume and wild flowers lie beneath. The palette is off dry, with notes of citrus and confectionary fruit. Vibrant acidity balances the residual sugar and keeps the palette cleansed. A 'more please' finish. Tasted April 2016.
Rockway Vineyards' 2015 Plush White has proudly won the following awards:
88 Points, Rick Vansickle
Silver Medal, Fingerlakes International Wine Competition