Award Winning Riesling by Trestle Thirty One

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04/10/2020 Here is an American Riesling for sommeliers and wine directors to stock in their restaurants.

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The name Trestle Thirty One comes from the large railroad trestle that is prominent from the top of the vineyard on Seneca Lake. This trestle is also the inspiration for the drawing on the front label. The number 31 comes from the Revolutionary War lot that the land was part of. These 500-acre tracts of land were given to Revolutionary War soldiers in lieu of payment after the war was over. In New York, they were numbered and 31 was the number of the future vineyard which Brian and Nova found on the deed once they received it.

The Label and Logo

The Cadamatre family is so fortunate to have amazing artistic talent in their family. Brian and Nova wanted to keep as much of the business in the family as possible. To that end, they commissioned a drawing by Nova’s mother, prominent artist Linda Williams McCune, to make a statement on the front label. Linda’s drawings are intricate and dramatic with fine attention to detail, echoing the passion reflected in Nova and Brian’s wine style.

Brian and Nova had a clear vision for their logo: the trestle table with friends and family gathered around sharing wine and amazing food.

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Nova Cadamatre

Nova Cadamatre MW is the first female winemaker in the US to achieve the title of Master of Wine. In 2014, Wine Enthusiast named her one of the “Top 40 Under 40 Tastemakers,” and in 2018 she was nominated for the WSET Outstanding Alumni Award.
Nova started towards that dream by learning all she could about vineyards and by extension, winemaking. She transferred to Cornell in the fall of 2004 to be part of their newly introduced Viticulture and Enology undergraduate program. During her time in the Finger Lakes, she worked with Thirsty Owl Wine Company and went on to graduate in 2006 as one of the first Viticulture majors from Cornell.

Brian Cadamatre

Brian is the visionary behind Nova's dream to start their own vineyard. His love of nature and the outdoors drew him to major in Forestry and Natural Resources Management at SUNY-Environmental Science and Forestry. 

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Winning Wine
Trestle Thirty One has won many awards for their delightful wines including the Sommeliers Choice Awards 2020. This time Gold medal winner with 95 is the 2016 Riesling Trestle Thirty One.

After the fruit was hand-harvested and gently destemmed, it spent two hours in the press with skin contact to build body and structure. After pressing, the juice was cold settled for 3 days before being racked for fermentation. The juice was inoculated with Epernay II yeast and kept cold for a long, slow ferment lasting until mid-December. The wine aged sur lie for a month before racking and was gently fined with Bentonite prior to bottling.

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