Early Mountain "Young Wine" White 2020

Early Mountain "Young Wine" White 2020

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Direct Press Selection | January 2022

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It's hard to think of a winery and a region in the U.S. where I've seen as many positive changes as Early Mountain in Madison, Virginia. They have quickly become a leader in the region and are showing there is a lot of untapped potential in the state. Ben Jordan and viticulturist Maya Hood-White have improved farming techniques and pushed organic vineyard practices in a challenging climate. Virginia is both hot and rainy, creating a ton of disease pressure from fungus, mildew, and rot. One of their responses to this has been to embrace hybrid grapes like the red Chambourcin grape and the white Vidal Blanc grape. Because they are a mix of wild American varieties with the more familiar European types, they have a natural resistance to many of the issues above, requiring far less spraying to keep them healthy.

The trick is to take these grapes that were long deemed uncouth for fine wine and convince a skeptical wine drinking public that they have a place. The Early Mountain Young Wine Red, made from Chambourcin, has been a great success in this regard, and many of our regular customers have come to love this easy quaffer that seems to get more refined each vintage. The Red Pet-Nat was another hit this summer.

The Young Wine White, made from Vidal Blanc, is equally as gulpable and playful. With a touch of spritz, it's got bright floral notes mixed with nectarine, savory depth, and a refreshing ginger ale quality. It's perfect with sushi or as an aperitif. The grapes are sourced from the Shenandoah Valley (the cooler temps there help retain the acidity) and it's made with minimal intervention in a mix of steel and neutral barrel. Unfiltered and less than 20ppm of sulfur. [Jonathan Kemp, December 2021]

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We are open for in-store shopping 12pm-8pm Tuesday-Sunday and 2pm-8pm Monday. Orders placed online are ready to be picked up within the hour.

Local delivery:

We offer delivery 7 days a week within .5 mile radius of the shop (defined by Eastern Parkway, Lafayette Ave, 5th Ave, and Franklin Ave) free of charge for orders over $75. Same-day delivery is available for orders placed before 3pm, with final deliveries being made at 7pm daily. A gratuity in the form of cash is encouraged for all local deliveries.

Greater Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan:

We offer delivery anywhere in NYC for $15. Orders must be placed before 1pm to ensure same-day delivery, otherwise they will go out the following day. As with local deliveries, a gratuity in the form of cash is encouraged.

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Outside of NYC: 

For delivery outside of New York we ship via common carrier. We currently do not ship to the following states: AL, AR, CO, DE, GA, HI, IA, KS, KY, NC, MD, MS, MT, OK, PA, SD, UT, VT, WI. As statutory laws are constantly changing, please note that this list is updated frequently, and acceptance of an order does not guarantee that we will ultimately be able to ship wine to you. Unfortunately, we are not able to ship spirits anywhere outside of New York State. 

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