Midland Construction Blaufränkisch 2018
Producer: Midland Construction
Region: Shenandoah Valley, Virginia
The Jordan family and friends planted their first vineyard in 2007 at Mount Airy Farm in Fort Defiance, Virginia. Midland Construction was originally the name of Ted Jordan's carpentry business, founded in the 70s. In 2016 he passed the vineyard project to his three sons: Ben, Gray, and Tim, who operate as grape growers and wine producers today. The name, Midland Construction, acknowledges the work they do with their hands and backs, building a family wine business on the ridges and hillsides in the middle lands of the Shenandoah Valley.
Their Blaufränkisch incorporates 25% whole cluster to compliment the inherent black and white pepper character of the grape. It ages until unfiltered bottling in used 500L French oak puncheon barrels. The result is medium bodied, layered, and distinctively aromatic.