A very lively and aromatic Riesling, dry with a distinct minerality and racy acidity.
Variety: 100% Riesling
Vineyard: White Springs Vineyard, 16 Falls Vineyard
Location: Finger Lakes, NY
Very lively, with peach, yellow and green apple and honeysuckle notes backed by a lingering mineral hint. With floral aromatics, a distinct minerality, and racy acidity, this wine finishes delightfully dry.
Hand-harvested and whole cluster pressed with a long and gentle press cycle. This allows a very clean juice with minimal contact with stems and leaves to be obtained. A portion of the White Springs Vineyard Riesling was machine picked allowing for a small amount of skin contact for additional aromatic and phenolic richness. A long and cool fermentation with extended aging on the fine lees, before the wine was gently filtered prior to bottling.
The White Springs vineyard is located on the northwest tip of Seneca Lake, just outside the town of Geneva and within the extension of the Niagara escarpment. The vineyard’s steep and well-drained slopes are comprised of Honeoye loam over limestone and is one of the most densely planted vineyards in the Finger Lakes. The Sixteen Falls vineyard is composed of loam over shale stone and is the only vineyard in the Finger Lakes planted on a Lyre trellis system which allows maximum sun exposure.