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Margrit Dry Riesling 2019

A single vineyard Riesling from our Seneca Estate vineyard named after Willy Frank’s wife Margrit, a woman in the Frank family known for her enthusiasm for life and fierce devotion to her family.

Dry, rich, and seductive. The riper vineyard site expresses tangerine, grapefruit, and candied lemon zest balanced with mineral notes of shale and wet stones. The mouthfeel is round and rich with enough acidity to cut through.

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

Vintage 2019
ACID 9.7 g/L
Varietal Riesling
PH 2.91
Residual sugar 7.39 g/L
AGING Unoaked. 5 Months Lees Aging.
Alcohol % 12.8

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TASTING NOTES

Dry, rich, and seductive. The riper vineyard site expresses tangerine, grapefruit, and candied lemon zest balanced with mineral notes of shale and wet stones. The mouthfeel is round and rich with enough acidity to cut through.


VINEYARD NOTES

The grapes from this single vineyard come a single plot on our Seneca estate vineyards. This plot was planted in 2008 with clones 356 and 90 on 3309 rootstocks. Our Seneca estate vineyard is located in Hector, New York, in the warmest mesoclimate in the Finger Lakes known as the ‘Banana Belt’. Temperatures here are a few degrees warmer than Keuka thus providing riper fruit notes. Soils on Seneca are characterized by deep honeoye silt loam.


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% Seneca 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

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