In 1974, Andrew Colaruotolo planted a few acres of vines on a hilltop in Fairport, NY with plans to make wine for his friends and family. Almost 45 years later, his vineyard has expanded to over 40 acres and produces of 35 varieties of wine. In honor of Mr. C, we have hand-selected grapes from Block 1, that very first block of our vineyard, to celebrate his legacy and his love of wine.
18% Vidal Blanc
5% Muscat Ottonel
Viticulture notes. We hand selected 5 different varietals from our oldest block in the vineyard to display the strong flavors and rich history of Casa Larga. The vines were closely tended in order to promote enhanced sun contact and ripening.
Winemaker. Matt Cassavaugh
Fermentation. Stainless steel tanks at low temperature
Alcohol by volume. 11.5%
Residual sugar. 2.0%
IRF scale. Medium Dry
Aging. Stainless Steel
Acidity. pH 3.2, TA 8.0 g/L
Bottle volume. 750ml
Bottling dates. June 12th, 2018
Production. 150 cases
Casa Larga wine series. Winemaker
Year first produced: 2017
Winemaking notes. The grapes were hand selected to achieve peak ripeness, and then pressed, fermented and aged together simultaneously. Fermentation occurs at very low temperature in stainless steel tanks and the wine is then bottled young to preserve its fresh, vibrant, flavors.
Enjoying our 2017 Heritage
- At our winery in Fairport
- At CasaLarga.com for direct shipment to residences and workplaces in 40 states & DC.
Aging. Store at cool temperature (55º-60ºF) and out of direct sunlight.
Serving. At cool room temperature (60-65ºF).
Tasting notes. A slightly floral nose followed by subtle green apple & lemon citrus finish. A smooth finish punctuated by a touch natural acidity.
Pairing suggestions. Antipasti, light cheeses & melons like honeydew & cantaloupe. Pasta dishes as well as scallops, sea bass & other fresh water seafood.