🍇 Catawaba📍 Finger Lakes, New York 🌱 Organic
Chëpìka is a collaborative project from renowned Nathan Kendall and Pascaline Lepeltier.The name, coming from the Lenape language spoken by the Native American tribe of the Delaware, means “root”. The Finger Lakes wine industry began 1820 with native North American grapes, producing sparkling & fortified wines that gained respect worldwide. Prohibition, changing tastes & European grapes (Vitis Vinifera) led to these "Vitis Labrusca" wines becoming a distant memory.
100% Catawba Pet’ Nat. Organically-certified grapes grown on Keuka Lake. Indigenous yeasts fermentations. 6 months tirage before disgorgement in April 2020. No additives. Harvest : 10.28 - 9%, pH 3.1, TA 10. Fall 2021 release.