2012 Reserve Riesling

Silver Medal

East Meets West Competition, 2014

Made from hand-selected fruit, our winemaker and vineyard manager curated the ripest, most wholesome, and undamaged berries to craft a wine that is crisp and clean from start to finish. Lively, full of fruit, and in our style—traditionally dry.

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Wine Type:White Wine
Varietal Composition:
Appellation:Finger Lakes
Harvest Date:10/27/2012
Acid:8.5 g/L
Bottling Date:04/05/2013
Residual Sugar:.6%
Alcohol %:12.3%

Tasting Notes

Light lemon in color with notes of citrus zest and white peach on the nose. Experience a crisp, elegant mouth-feel that is full of body and flavor that hints at orange and lemon from the start through its cool and slatey finish.

Winemaker Notes

On October 27, 2012, 10.65 tons of Riesling were hand-harvested with a chemistry of 20.4 Brix, 8.1 g/L Ta, 3.10 pH. The fruit was crushed, destemmed, and pressed in a single lot. After pressing, the juice settled for 3 days with the addition of Ultrazyme pectolyc enzymes and 32ppm sulfur dioxide. The cleared juice was racked, warmed, and inoculated with Epernay 2 yeast. It was then kept at 66°F while it fermented for 40 days and reached .6%RS. Fermentation was stopped with chilling on 12/31/12, exactly 2 months after the initial inoculation. The next day, 80 ppm SO2 was added, and the wine was racked off the lees on 1/15/13. The wine was filtered at bottling (bottled early to avoid bottle shock on release) on 4/05/13.

Food Pairing

The dry, crisp nature of this Riesling creates endless possibilities for food pairing. Light proteins ranging from fish and shrimp all the way to pork and poultry make perfect partners. Experiment with a variety of sauces, spicy or sweet! The subtle citrus notes of this dry Riesling will act as a nice counterbalance and contrast to your flavorful meal.

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