La Garagista farm and winery began in 2010. They farm three parcels of co-planted, alpine varietals that are horticultural crosses of vinifera and native riparia and labrusca vines. They are practicing biodynamic and also pull from organic and permaculture concepts. The home farm and vineyard is situated in the Chateauguay, a protected forest in Barnard, Vermont (16oo feet) where they also grow vegetables and raise some livestock for their restaurant. In the vineyard they plant vegetables between the vines focusing on root vegetables, escaroles, chicories and flowers, all things that aid the soils in this parcel. The other two parcels are in the Champlain Valley (184/194 feet) and are close to Lake Champlain. No-till and natural field cover crops are part of the farming at these two vineyards, encouraging the flora and fauna particular to each microclimate.
Subtle berry, citrus and stone fruit tones with mineral and floral notes.
Producer La Garagista
Origin Vermont, USA
Grapes Frontenac Gris
Alcohol 11% ABV
Style Natural sparkling
Bottle size 750ml
Winemaking Manual harvested, destemmed, foot crushed and fermented until 2 brix with indigenous yeast and then bottled. No filtration, nor fining and no sulphur added
Notes Biodynamic, Natural, Organic