Gentle fermentation followed by fourteen months in French and American oak. Minimal filtration prior to bottling. Bright aromas of red stone fruit, summer roses and violets, with undertones of light smoke, vanilla, cinnamon and oak. This wine possesses good weight and fine structure. The flavors are on red berries and delicate spice. A gracefully balanced wine from this venerated variety. A versatile wine, it may be paired with many poultry dishes, red meats or soft ripened cheeses.
|Ninety acres of vinifera grapes grow under the watchful eye of the soaring Osprey, our vineyard’s namesake. Our state-of-the-art winery shows our commitment to fine winemaking.
Our first vines were planted on 24 acres in Peconic in 1983. An additional 16 acre parcel in Mattituck was purchased and planted in the late 1980’s, but it wasn’t until the early 90’s, when we purchases 50 acres of land and buildings at our present Main road location in Peconic, that we began producing and selling the Osprey brand. In 2012, our entire Richmond Creek second label was introduced to compliment the Osprey line.
Although the Long Island wine region is located at approximately the same latitude as the great wine growing regions of France, at Osprey’s Dominion we truly believe our location (being surrounded, yet sheltered, by both the LI Sound and Peconic Bay) and the complexity of the farming soil here, contribute significantly to the quality and character of our grapes, and hence, our wines.
Our overall philosophy is to produce the best wines with the least interference from humankind. We believe that our unique location, soil complexity and Mother Nature give us something different to work with each year, and it is our job and vocation to develop what we’ve been given, into the very best it can be. Our ‘Reserve’ wines are produced only in those years where the right conditions of sun and rain can give us what we need to make a truly great wine. We create our wines to please the most discerning palates.