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2018 Semi-Dry Riesling

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SKU: 2018-SEMI-DRY-RIESL

This Riesling displays a great balance of sugar and acidity that is a hallmark of our off-dry styled Rieslings. It has a golden straw color and the aroma brings to mind a giant bowl of ripe tangerines and peaches along with a touch of lime. Peaches and juicy apricots sit on the palate for a lingering finish.


A total of 4.3 tons of estate grown Riesling was harvest by hand on October 16, 2018.  The grapes had 18.2 brix natural sugar, 10.3 g/l TA and a 3.03 pH.  The grapes were destemmed, pressed and inoculated with yeast. 

A cool fermentation lasted for 17 days at 57-59 degrees. The finished wine was cold and heat stabilized and then filtered and bottled on July 9, 2019. The finished wine has 8.1 g/l TA, a 2.90 pH, 2.0% residual sugar and 12% alcohol. 239 cases produced.

This Riesling displays a great balance of sugar and acidity that is a hallmark of our off-dry styled Rieslings. It has a golden straw color and the aroma reminds me of a giant bowl of ripe tangerines and peaches along with a touch of lime. This vintage displays greater weight and texture on the palate compared to the 2017 vintage. The lemon/lime/grapefruit notes so present in the 2017 vintage are more subtle here and fresh stone fruit character dominates this wine. Peaches and juicy apricots sit on the palate for a lingering finish. 

This is another vintage that will cellar beautifully well into the 2030s. Don’t worry if you can’t wait that long, it’s absolutely delicious right now! Among other dishes, enjoy this wine with roasted butternut squash soup, grilled sharp cheddar cheese and tomato sandwiches, Brats and sauerkraut, and  spicy grilled chicken.  

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Riesling
Appellation
Finger Lakes
Vineyard Designation
McGregor Vineyard
Harvest Date
10/16/2019
Sugar
18.2
Acid
.81
pH
2.9
Fermentation
17 days at 57-59 Fahrenheit
Bottling Date
July 9, 2019
Residual Sugar
2.0%
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