2016 Dry Riesling

Silver Medal

Jefferson Cup Invitational Wine Competition

Zesty citrus fruit accompanied by 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.

Print Wine Notes
Wine Type:White Wine
Varietal Composition:
Appellation:Finger Lakes
Harvest Date:10/12/2016
Acid:6.9 g/L
Bottling Date:06/14/2017
Residual Sugar:.7%
Alcohol %:13.3%

Tasting Notes

A backbone of citrus and stone fruit is accented by white pepper. Peaches and lime carry the mid-palate to a clean tangerine finish.

Winemaker Notes

5.8 tons of R2 grapes were harvested by machine on October 12, 2017 with harvest chemistry of 21.6 Brix, a TA of 6.9 g/L, and a pH of 3.24.  The fruit was crushed, destemmed and pressed on that day. After pressing, the 936 gallons of juice were settled for 2 days, the cleared juice was then racked to another tank, warmed, and inoculated with Epernay 2 yeast.

The Dry Riesling fermented at ~ 64F for 45 days before being stopped with chilling on 12/01/16. The wine was racked off the lees on 02/20/17, and was chilled to 35F for 10 weeks to cold-stabilize it.

The wine was filtered through on 05/19/17, 05/31/17 and 06/02/17, respectively.  A nitrogen sparge for 25 seconds was used to remove excess CO2. The wine was sterile filtered at bottling on 06/14/17.

This wine is vegan friendly.

349.75 cases produced.

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