Grapes: Pinot Gris + Blaufrankisch + Petit Manseng + Riesling
Lightwell Survey is a Virginia winery shining a new light on the traditional wine-scape. Our small batches of lively reds, dense whites and unique combinations of the two come with no preconceived descriptions or traditional aspirations. We aim for a bullseye yet prefer to land slightly off center. Started in the fall of 2015 with our first harvest in partnership with Early Mountain Vineyards in Madison, VA, our wines will continue to delve into traditional and not so familiar territory as we bring our wines to market. Formed by partners Sebastian Zutant, Ben Jordan and Jay Zutant, the team recently expanded to include Julian Caustrita and John DeNapoli.
100% whole cluster, no SO2 on the fruit, on skins for twelve days, semi carbonic and then pressed. Primary and malo in neutral barrels, aged on lees until bottling. The longer aging led to more savory flavors and a lifted, snappy character from the volatile acidity. Bottled unfiltered on 6/12/20 with a total of 30ppm of added SO2.