Salmon Run Chardonnay Riesling 2021
Pair with Shrimp (Grilled), Scallops (Seared), Trout, Chicken (Baked, Grilled), Apples, Asian and Thai cuisine (mild in spice), Soft Cheeses, Fruit Salads.
This wine combines the rich texture of Chardonnay with the refreshing fruitiness of Riesling. Together, they form a wine expressing honeydew melon, orange blossom, and fresh apricot. Unoaked and ever-so-slightly off-dry.
Salmon Run is named after the majestic landlocked salmon that swim through the deep waters of Keuka Lake in the Finger Lakes wine region of New York. For over 25 years, Salmon Run wines embody the experience of the Finger Lakes producing everyday wines for everyday enjoyment.
Budbreak and flowering were a bit late, beginning in June. July recorded some of the hottest and driest days in the Finger Lakes, perfect conditions for ripening. Several weeks of rain in September forced us to be very selective in the vineyard. Several tries through the vineyard dropping poor fruit before harvesting only the best quality bunches. Harvest finished earlier than normal.
Grapes for Salmon Run wines come from local Finger Lakes growers and from younger Dr. Konstantin Frank estate vines.
Immediately after harvest, the grapes are de-stemmed and pressed independently. The juice is fermented at low temperatures in stainless steel to preserve the more delicate flavors. The wine is aged in stainless steel until the following Spring, blended, and bottled without oak aging.