Aromella is one of Cornell University's latest releases. It has the versatility of Riesling, capable of making wines across the sweetness spectrum. Peach, apricot and aromatic grapefruit tend to show through. This variety requires a cool fermentation to allow the aromatics to shine through.
La Crescent has the aromatics of apricot, tangerine and lime. This variety is typically made into a sweet wine capable of handling the acidity in the grapes. A well structured, finished wine has the flavor profile of orange citrus and tropical pineapple. 2017 is the first harvest for this variety at Morgan Vineyard, so we do not have first-hand experience yet with making this wine.
Saint Pepin is the variety that has tricked my wife into thinking it is a Sauvignon blanc (her favorite wine). Picked early it has a clean, crisp fruitiness. If allowed to hang and ripen further, the citrusy flavors become more full-bodied and melon tasting. This is always a big hit with friends. Saint Pepin is one of the few grape varieties that has hit the market with imperfect flowers. This means they are not self-pollinating. That speaks highly of the quality of the wine that this grape is capable of producing.
Seyval blanc has been the mainstay of the eastern United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. This easy to grow variety with low juice acidity, makes for an easy drinking, varietal wine. Also, it works well as a blending wine to tame the acids in our northern grown grapes. Seyval blanc works exceptionally well when used to lighten some of the deeply colored red hybrids. It has much spirit and body.