Ethan Joseph is the winemaker at Shelburne Vineyard in Vermont. Shelburne Vineyard is one of the pioneers in the Vermont wine scene and has been experimenting and practicing for 35 years. In addition to his role as the winemaker at Shelburne, Ethan has recently begun his own label called Iapetus. "Iapetus is the name of the ancient sea which once covered the bedrock that was thrust into the present-day Champlain Valley. Millions of years of geologic processes slowly created a narrative we see manifested in both landscape and environment. It is precisely this narrative that gives shape to Iapetus wine." Read more...
We will be receiving our first allocation of Iapetus early next week. Our allocation is extremely limited as I am sure that you can imagine. Our first delivery will include three still wines. If you would like to receive an allocation of the Iapetus wines, please speak to your sales rep.
2016 Substrata (100% Louise Swenson) Barrel fermented and aged in oak for 9 months with regular lees stirring.
2016 Tectonic (100% Le Crescent) 50 day maceration on skins in stainless steel. Aged in a combination of neutral oak and stainlees.
2016 Suduction (100% Marquette) 10% whole cluster with added stems. 28 day maceration with 7 months in barrel.