What? Pinot Noir from Long Island? Yes!

on 27/09/10 at 8:45 am


McCall winery

Conventional wisdom, which questions whether Long Island is pinot noir country, hasn’t daunted Russell McCall.

As a small wine distributor in Atlanta, Mr. McCall, a pinot lover, often visited Burgundy, the grape’s home base. In 1996, when he went into farming in Cutchogue, he asked the Southold grower Stephen Mudd to visit Oregon, where pinot flourishes, to learn what pinot clones might succeed on the North Fork.

If his regular and reserve pinots made from the splendid 2007 vintage are indicators, he’s sitting pretty.

{Full story via NY Times}

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