Keep it natural, baby.
The majority of the apples for the Harbor Hill Moraine are grown in an organically-managed, backyard orchard with forty-year-old Grimes Golden trees out in Orient, far east on the North Fork of Long Island. Two miles away, Erik and Benford were able to find Russet apples from an untended orchard on a long-standing family farm with trees planted by the current owner’s grandfather. You got all that? They pressed the apples from both locations separately with the Grimes Golden in used barrel for élevage and the Russets in a glass demijohn.
The 2017 vintage was the first commercial release of Floral Terranes, though the world “commercial” wasn’t (and isn’t) in any way appropriate for this project. With 2018, the collection both expanded and became more tightly focused. For 2019, the project continues, focusing on grapes harvested at Macari Vineyards and an anonymous, very secret “backyard vineyard” near Orient, very far east on the north fork. The apples are essentially foraged, with the blessing of the landowners of course. The apples are pressed with a simple basket press; most of the grapes are just gently trodden by foot. All fermentations are carried out exclusively by natural yeasts, in various barrels and glass jars of different sizes. Absolutely nothing is added or taken away to the juice. It is bottled, by hand, with very low doses of sulfur, in Erik’s garage / cellar in Rosyln.
Katie and Denny,
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