2019 Dry Riesling
This vintage is absolutely bursting with Finger Lakes Riesling character. Not only is this Riesling very drinkable now, it’s set up to age well for the long term. It has a light golden straw color and a slight green hue. The wine is very aromatic, full of ripe stone fruits such as apricots and peaches, and these are entwined with tropical fruits- ripe pineapple and a hint of passion fruit. It is light to medium bodied on the palate and is filled with flavors of peach, nectarine, apricot jam and citrus peel. The wine’s acidity is balanced by its fruit character and leads to a crisp, lingering finish. Enjoy now through 2030-2040. Serve as an aperitif or with pork enchiladas, fondue, Cornell BBQ chicken, and seared tuna steaks.
A total of 4.3 tons of estate grown Riesling was harvested by hand on November 6 & 7, 2019 with 21 brix natural sugar, 8.4 g/l TA and 2.93 pH. Half the grapes were destemmed and pressed and the other half were destemmed and cold-soaked overnight prior to pressing. The juice was inoculated with yeast and fermented for 26 days at 57-59 degrees. In the spring of 2020, the wine was cold and heat stabilized then filtered and bottled on August 11, 2020. The finished wine has 8.2 g/l TA, 3.04 pH, 0.75% residual sugar and 12.6% alcohol. 225 cases produced.