2009 Reserve Riesling

Bronze Medal

Canberra Int’l Riesling Challenge, 2011

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Vintage:2009
Wine Type:White WIne
Varietal:Riesling
Varietal Composition:
90%R3 Riesling grapes
10%R2 Riesling grapes
Appellation:Finger Lakes
Harvest Date:11/09/2009
Acid:10 g/L
pH:2.72
Bottling Date:07/29/2010
Residual Sugar:.6%
Alcohol %:12.7%

Tasting Notes

Perfumed grapefruit, lime and pear permeates an intricate, angular structure.

Winemaker Notes

Harvest of 1.9 tons took place on November 9, 2009 with 90% coming from block R3 grapes and 10% from R2. These had an average harvest chemistry of 23 Brix, a TA of 10.6 g/L, and a pH of 2.85. All of the fruit was wholecluster pressed in a single lot. The Dry Riesling fermented for 29 days and was racked off the fermentation lees two weeks after the fermentation was stopped, and cold stabilized by chilling for 2.5 months.

Food Pairing

Herb-roasted chicken and the cuisine of Alsace call out for this crisp and vibrant Reserve Riesling.

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