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Eugenia Dry Riesling 2019

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A single vineyard Riesling named after Eugenia Frank, Konstantin Frank's wife. From a single plot on our Keuka vineyards with old vines and highest shale content.

Bone dry with great acidity. Dominant characters of pineapple, stone fruits, and key lime. The crisp acidity enhances the distinct Keuka Lake minerality. All elements are perfectly balanced to make a wine that will last and continue improving for several years and will develop Riesling’s signature petrol notes.

Pair with Swordfish (Lightly Grilled), Bratwurst, Pork Chops (Simply Prepared), Summer Fruits, Salmon (Raw, Poached), Scallops.
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Wine Specs

Vintage 2019
ACID 6.9 g/L
Varietal Riesling
PH 3.17
Residual sugar 3.0 g/L
AGING Unoaked. 5 Months Lees Aging.
Alcohol % 12.9

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TASTING NOTES

Bone dry with great acidity. Dominant characters of pineapple, stone fruits, and key lime. The crisp acidity enhances the distinct Keuka Lake minerality. All elements are perfectly balanced to make a wine that will last and continue improving for several years and will develop Riesling’s signature petrol notes.


VINEYARD NOTES

The grapes from this single vineyard come from our best Riesling plot and one of the oldest. This plot was planted in 1968 on 1613 and 3309 rootstocks. Soils on this plot have the highest slate content and are shallow with high natural acidity. This vineyard is managed by Eric Volz, current Vineyard Manager for the winery, who worked alongside his father Walter and grandfather, Dr. Konstantin Frank.


WINEMAKER NOTES

In 2019, budbreak and flowering started about two weeks later than normal. Temperatures during the summer were moderate, and much cooler than in 2018. August and September were cooler than average. Luckily, the weather in the fall was extremely favorable with extended periods of sunny and dry days followed by cool nights. This offered excellent conditions to fully ripen the grapes well into October.


VINEYARD

100% Keuka Estate.

VINIFICATION

De-Stemmed. Direct Press. Pneumatic Press.

VESSEL

Stainless Steel. Temperature Controlled.

FERMENTATION

Traditional. No Malolatic Fermentation.

ÉLEVAGE

Unoaked. 5 Months Lees Aging.

ACCOLADES

93 Decanter

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