2016 Late Harvest Riesling

Extra time on the vine developed and concentrated our Riesling grapes. This allowed us to make a wine of rich complexity, redolent of fall flavors.

Print Wine Notes
Wine Type:White Wine
Varietal Composition:
Appellation:Finger Lakes
Harvest Date:12/19/2016
Acid:7.7 g/L
Bottling Date:08/22/2017
Residual Sugar:8.4%
Alcohol %:12.7%

Tasting Notes

Honeysuckle and white peach open the nose, with accents of white flowers and oranges. Softly herbal up front, the palate gives way to rich tropical fruits , fresh lime, and a lingering kiwi finish.

Winemaker Notes

On 12/19/16, 0.5 tons of botrytised Riesling grapes were harvested and pressed (on top of the remaining Riesling ice wine pomace) in the Vaslin-Bücher press. The harvest chemistry was 30 Brix, 7.5 g/L TA, and a pH of 3.29.  81 gallons were obtained.

The juice was inoculated with Vl-1 yeast. Fermentation continued for 9 days at ~65 degrees F.

Fermentation was stopped by chilling on 01/07/17. The wine was then filtered on 06/20/17, 07/06/17, and 07/06/17, at which point 5 gallons of Riesling ice wine was blended in for reason of balance and body. It was filtered again on 07/11/17, and the wine was sterile filtered at bottling on 08/22/17.

This wine is vegan friendly.

75 cases of 375 ml bottles were produced.

Food Pairing

Any fresh fruit dessert will be complimented by a glass of this late harvest treat. With the wines' soft sweetness, an olive oil lemon zest cake or tropical fruit tart will shine. Add a whipped soft cheese, such as feta or chevre, and enjoy the rich balance and complexity of the wine.

Recipes for this wine

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