2008 Late Harvest Riesling

92

Wine & Spirits, 2010

90

Wine Spectator, 2009

Best Sweet Riesling In The World

Canberra Int’l Riesling Challenge, 2010

Best American Riesling

Canberra Int’l Riesling Challenge, 2010

Double Gold Medal

New York Wine & Food Classic, 2010

Gold Medal

Golden Nose Wine Competition, 2010

Best in Class – Late Harvest

Golden Nose Wine Competition, 2010

Best Dessert Wine

Jefferson Cup Invitational, 2010

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Print Wine Notes
Vintage:2008
Wine Type:Dessert Wine
Varietal:Riesling
Varietal Composition:
100%Riesling
Appellation:Finger Lakes
Harvest Date:12/08/2008
Acid:8.7 g/L
pH:3.36
Bottling Date:04/21/2009
Residual Sugar:11.5%
Alcohol %:13.7%

Tasting Notes

Pale lemon in color with green highlights. The pronounced bouquet exudes a complex spice apple brulée with honey and citrus notes. A sip fills the mouth, rich and sumptuous with spicy apple, pear and mandarin flavors and natural fruit sweetness is continually balanced and refreshed by the vintage’s hallmark acidity.

Winemaker Notes

In the late summer, a select block of Riesling grapes was covered by netting to prevent predation by birds and deer. On December 8, 3.1 tons of late harvest, heavily botrytised and raisined (TBA) Riesling grapes were hand harvested and pressed for 48 hours. (34.4 Brix, 8.9 g/L Ta, 3.03pH) Fermentation continued for 26 days at ~65 degrees F and was stopped by chilling at 13.7% alcohol and 11.5% residual sugar.

Food Pairing

This lovely wine will be delicious with classical seared foie gras & duck confit, as well as fruit desserts such as Peach Cobbler or an Almond Pear Cake with Crème Fraîche.

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