PENNSYLVANIA WINERIES ANNOUNCE RELEASE OF NEW VINTAGE OF COLLABORATIVE WINE
Three local Pennsylvania wineries have announced the release of a new wine that is the product of a collaborative winemaking venture. The wine, 2010 Trio, is a vintage blend combining wines from Manatawny Creek Winery in Amityville, Pinnacle Ridge Winery in Kutztown, and Allegro Winery in Brogue.
“What started as just an off-the-wall idea has matured into an imminently drinkable and ageable wine,” stated Allegro owner/winemaker Carl Helrich, “2010 was a wonderful
vintage, producing some of the best wines of this decade.” The three wineries thought it would be an interesting to follow up their 2007 Trio with wines from what is considered a landmark year for Pennsylvania grape growers. Helrich added, “It turned out the blend is about as different as we are.”
Trio is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah, aged for approximately 18 months at each winery and then blended at Manatawny Creek. Helrich described the result as a
balanced and complex wine with tame oak and nice tannic structure. “This is a wine that should deliver numerous years of drinking pleasure, as long as you’re one of the lucky few who is able to get it before it's gone,” remarked Helrich. Each winery contributed just 4 barrels towards the effort, and supplies are limited.
The wine is available for purchase at all three wineries while supplies last.