Wild Arc Farm Marquette 2021
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Press 4 Mix/Red • July 2023 Direct Press Selection
When Todd Cavallo and Crystal Cornish moved from Brooklyn to the Hudson Valley hamlet of Pine Bush in 2016, they “had very limited experience in agriculture, mostly relegated to growing tomatoes, peppers, herbs, and hops on fire escapes.” It’s safe to say they have progressed since their days of fire escape gardening, as they have a biodynamic permacultural farm as well as 3 acres of vines they lease and tend themselves. The Wild Arc wines always get people excited when they arrive on our shelves, and we were lucky to snag a tranche of their Marquette for our wine club members this month.
These vines are from Valley Falls Vineyard, one of the sites Wild Arc farms about a half and hour from Troy, NY. The wine is made with two weeks of whole cluster fermentation and partial carbonic maceration. It’s aged in old French oak barrels and one chestnut barrel. Marquette always has a dank, almost smoky, animal note to it and this is no exception. Here, though, it isn’t overpowering, and it is complemented beautifully with plump, mouthwatering notes of black plum, raspberry tea, root beer, and cola. Jonathan Kemp