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Atwater Vineyards

Dry Riesling East West 2017
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Riesling
Appellation
Finger Lakes
Vineyard Designation
East West Vineyard
Harvest Date
October 11, 2017
Sugar
Harvest Brix: 18.4˚
Acid
8.18 g/L
pH
3.08
Bottling Date
July 18, 2018
Residual Sugar
0.4%
Alcohol %
12.1
Wine Enthusiast
90

Dry Riesling East West 2017

Juicy aromas of tangerine with a hint of flint with light floral flavors.

  • 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast (August 2020)
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Juicy aromas of tangerine with a hint of flint or wet stone. Light floral flavors, nice even balance of acidity and fruit with understated intensity. The finish is delicate and soft, quite quaffable.
Vineyard Notes
After a relatively mild winter, a cool spring held back bud break and potential frost damage until May. These two factorscombined to set the stage for a fruitful vintage. The growing degree days (GDDs) were close to average through June andJuly but dipped in August. Rainfall was above average through the growing season which increased disease pressure and cropload. However, because September and October were warmer and drier than average, the grapes had more time to mature and develop flavor. 2017 pulled off the seldom seen scenario ofhigh-quality wine in a high yielding vintage.
Production Notes
BLEND: 100% Riesling
Winemaker Notes
Harvested with 2% botrytis, hand-sorted and destemmed prior to pressing. Fermented using VIN 13 yeast in stainless steel and aged on lees for six months.
Food Pairing Notes
Very food friendly, try this versatile wine with grilled chicken, steamed lobster or vegetarian pho.
Production
188 Cases
Other Notes
RELEASE DATE: May 4, 2020
Vintage Notes
2017
After a relatively mild winter, a cool spring held back bud break and potential frost damage until May. These two factorscombined to set the stage for a fruitful vintage. The growing degree days (GDDs) were close to average through June andJuly but dipped in August. Rainfall was above average through the growing season which increased disease pressure and cropload. However, because September and October were warmer and drier than average, the grapes had more time to mature and develop flavor. 2017 pulled off the seldom seen scenario ofhigh-quality wine in a high yielding vintage.
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