You read it right: White Merlot. Made from the red Merlot grape, the fruit is harvested early in the season and delicately whole cluster pressed. The juice has no contact with the red skins, resulting in the wine’s light color. Crack open a can to find flavors of citrus and melon with a savory finish.
Produced by Lieb Cellars, a small farm-winery on the North Fork of Long Island, Bridge Lane is named after the farm road adjacent to one of Lieb’s vineyards and is Lieb’s second label. The grapes for Bridge Lane wines are grown sustainable on Lieb’s estate vineyard and sourced from some of the best vineyard sites in New York State. They grow (and find) the good stuff!
Soil: Riverhead Haven.
Maturation: 3 months in stainless steel tanks.
Food Pairing: Lobster Rolls, Salads, Tacos de Pescado.