Hand Crafted Artisan Wines
Producers of artisan wines made with premium grapes sourced from coastal New England, the New York Finger Lakes, and the finest regions on the west coast of the United States.
Our wines are made from single vineyards, which give them distinctive flavor profiles with character, as compared to mass produced homogenous blends from many locations. Even our blends are typically single vineyard blends, but with different grape clones or varietals.
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What is the IEMMALLO difference?
Best Available Grapes: We start with the best fruit. We source our fruit from family growers that consistently produce high quality fruit.
Small Batches: Small batch winemaking allows more focus and attention to detail, gentler processing, and techniques that reduces bitterness and improves quality.
Good Management Practices: Pristine environment and advanced monitoring avoids problems and keeps the wines pure.
Time: We let time, the most natural way to mature a wine to realize their true potential. We don't use shortcuts or rush the process.
Experience: We learn from expert teachers, fellow winemakers, and our own hands-on practice to consistently produce quality wines year after year.
Discover the Iemmallo Wine difference.
Produced in the traditional style with minimal intervention and crafted with focus and precision, our boutique wines have a concentration of flavor with finesse that are delicious to enjoy any day of the week.
Our wines are 100% Vegan. We don't use any animal-based ingredients or fining agents. Our wines are made using traditional methods of time and aging to clarify our wines naturally.
Our white wine grapes are mainly sourced from the cooler coastal regions in New England and the New York Finger Lakes. We ferment most whites in stainless steel tanks, and then continue to mature the wine in tanks or French oak barrels on their lees. The natural fine lees round out the wines and give them a delicious soft texture and protect it from oxidation throughout the aging process.
Our red wines are made from classic Italian and French varietals grown in many of the best regions in the western United States. We ferment our reds in open vats to keep the temperatures cooler, which is important for retaining the varietal aromas. Then we age portions of the wine in inert vessels like tanks or glass, and others in French oak barrels. Finally, we attempt to skillfully blend different lots to create wines with balance and complexity.
Our Candlelight Red grapes (Noiret) from our estate vineyard (July 22, 2023).
The same cluster with the onset of ripening, or veraison (August 15, 2023).
Cluster near full ripeness (September 5, 2023).
We purchase over 4000 lbs. of ultra-premium wine grapes from our growing partners who have great pride for their quality products. They make multiple passes through the vineyards and discard any grape cluster that lacks consistency or does not meet their high standards. This forces the vines to concentrate the flavors in the remaining fruit. Our grapes are hand picked by seasoned farmers who take exceptional care to gently pack the whole clusters into small crates. They are kept refrigerated through the entire journey to our winery to ensure freshness and quality.
We source our barrels made of fine French oak from the Sauternes region near Bordeaux France, and American oak from cold northern regions of Minnesota. The cold climate American oak has a tighter wood grain from slow growth forests which imparts a softer affect on the wine. This allows us to age the wine for 12 to 18 months to optimally mature the wines to develop the secondary flavors of great complexity, without imparting too much oak "woody" notes into the wine. These two sources are known to produce the best quality slow-growth tight grain oak that is the best environment for aging our wines.
*Online shipping is available to Massachusetts and 39 other states. Local pickup and delivery is free with $42 minimum purchase. We offer $2/bottle discount for any order of 12 bottles or more for online orders.