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Reserve Riesling 2020

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A sweet late-harvest style of Riesling from our Seneca Estate Vineyards.

Our medium-sweet Reserve Riesling is made from late-harvested grapes that were hand-sorted in the vineyard. This auslese-style wine expresses plenty of character with papaya, cantaloupe, orange marmalade, and honey. Pair with slightly-sweet desserts and spicy foods likes Thai, Indian, and BBQ. 

Pair with Pan Asian Dishes (esp with spice), Rich Cheeses (Camembert, Beaufort, Stilton), Spiced Venison Ham (esp with a touch of sweetness), Semi-Sweet Desserts
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Wine Specs

Vintage 2020
ACID 7.1 g/L
Varietal Riesling
PH 3.0
Residual sugar 43 g/L
AGING Unoaked. 5 Months Lees Aging.
Alcohol % 11.3

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TASTING NOTES

Our medium-sweet Reserve Riesling is made from late-harvested grapes that were hand-sorted in the vineyard. This auslese-style wine expresses plenty of character with papaya, cantaloupe, orange marmalade, and honey. Pair with slightly-sweet desserts and spicy foods likes Thai, Indian, and BBQ. 


VINEYARD NOTES

These Riesling grapes come from our vineyard on Seneca Lake, located in Hector, New York. This area is the warmest mesoclimate in the Finger Lakes known as the ‘Banana Belt’. Temperatures here are a few degrees warmer compared to Keuka Lake thus providing riper fruit notes. The soils are characterized by deep honeoye silt loam. Riesling for our Reserve style is picked last and a portion of the grapes are affected by botrytis.


WINEMAKER NOTES

Hot and dry is a great way to describe the 2020 growing season. The trend of late bud break continues, beginning in mid-May. A month later in mid-June, most
varieties began flowering and fruit set. Between bud break and fruit set, it was warm and dry with only considerable rainfall a handful of times. This allowed the bunches to fertilize properly. Throughout the growing season we were blessed with hot and dry conditions. This kept disease pressure very low. Luckily, our old vines are able to withstand drought conditions. The warm and dry weather continued into the fall allowing us to fully ripen grapes well into October. The 2020 vintage was one of the best years in recent memory.


VINEYARD

100% Seneca Estate.

VINIFICATION

De-Stemmed. Direct Press. Pneumatic Press.

VESSEL

Stainless Steel. Temperature Controlled.

FERMENTATION

Traditional. No Malolatic Fermentation. Fermentation Stopped Before Dryness. 5% Sweetness.

ÉLEVAGE

Unoaked. 5 Months Lees Aging.

ACCOLADES

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