Speck Family Reserve
From our oldest Estate vineyards in the Short Hills Bench, in most cases shovel planted by the Speck Bros starting in 1988, these wines are composed from our most interesting vineyards. Many enjoy the most southern exposure in Niagara. All are clonally selected vines except in a few special cases where the plantings are old enough to predate this practice, making these unique vineyard blocks an opportunity to add qualities that cannot easily be reproduced.
Rigorous sorting and the finest wood aging where appropriate is followed by tastings where the final seal of approval must be given by the family. From harvest to bottle these wines take 2-3 years and are cropped at levels in the 1-2 bottle per vine range (approximately 2 tonnes per acre).