2017 Dry Riesling
Aromas and flavors of peach, nectarine, apricot, citrus fruit and wet slate. This dry Riesling is bracingly dry and crisp, while offering the taster boastful fruit character and powerful texture. The wine finishes with intense orchard fruit and mineral backbone. Great cellar potential. Estate Grown & Produced
A total of 6.94 tons of estate grown grapes were harvested by hand on October 30, 2017 from vines now nearly 50 years old. The grapes had 21.6 brix natural sugar, 0.69 TA and a 3.10 pH. The grapes were destemmed and a portion of them was cold soaked. The grapes were then pressed, inoculated with yeast and cold fermented for 13 days at 57-58 degrees.
The wine was cold and heat stabilized in February 2018 then filtered and bottled on March 6th & 7th, 2018. The finished wine has 0.72 TA, a 2.93 pH, 0.05% residual sugar and 13.1% alcohol. 340 cases were produced.
This vintage of Riesling takes this Finger Lakes style to a new level; while bracingly dry and crisp, it maintains boastful fruit character, minerality and powerful texture. It is full of aromas and flavors of peach, nectarine, apricot, citrus fruit and wet slate. The mouth feel is weighted, grippy and the wine is zesty and refreshing. This wine was incredibly enjoyable now in its youthful state but as is true for all of our Rieslings from 2017, it should age wonderfully for many, many years to come. Drink now through the 2030s.