2015 Dry Riesling

Best Dry Riesling

Dan Berger International Wine Competition

90 Points


Silver Medal

Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

89 Points/ Bronze Medal

Canberra International Riesling Challenge

Zesty citrus fruit accompanied by a lingering minerality. This Dry Riesling is a beautiful representation of the quality of our Cayuga Lake vineyard and the cool climate of the Finger Lakes.

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Print Wine Notes
Wine Type:White Wine
Varietal Composition:
Appellation:Finger Lakes
Harvest Date:10/20/2015
Acid:7.3 g/L
Bottling Date:05/31/2016
Residual Sugar:0.6%
Alcohol %:12.3%

Tasting Notes

Honeysuckle and lime on the nose with lemon pith up front on the palate. Refreshing acidity leads to a grapefruit and flint finish.

Winemaker Notes

5.7 tons of R3 grapes and 3.6 tons of R2 grapes were harvested by hand on October 20, 2015 with harvest chemistry of 20.4 Brix, a TA of 7.3 g/L, and a pH of 3.21.  The fruit was crushed, destemmed, and pressed on that day. After pressing, the juice was settled for 5 days, then racked to other tanks, racked back, warmed, and inoculated with Epernay 2 yeast. The Dry Riesling fermented at ~ 64F for 31 days before being stopped with chilling on 11/26/15. The wine was racked off the lees on 01/07/16 and chilled to 35F for 14 weeks to cold-stabilize it before bottling.

This wine is vegan friendly.

504.8 cases produced

Food Pairing

Dry Rieslings offer a versatility in food pairings with which few other wines can compare. Look to try this wine with asian dishes featuring ginger prominently, or allow the acidity to help cut through a cream and lemon pasta sauce. For a European style dessert, offer a selection of cheeses and a healthy portion of fresh honeycomb with the 2015 Dry Riesling.

Recipes for this wine

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