RIES 9/28/15, VIGN 10/16/15
Harvest Brix RIESLING 20.8˚, VIGNOLES 27.2˚
May 10 & 12, 2016
Ample aromas of tart pineapple gently waft from the glass. First sips are reminiscent of plump ripe apricot and hints of pear, finishing with soft, rounded tropical flavors.
February went on the record as the coldest in central NY and winter passed slowly into a cool spring with several frosty mornings though with little consequence to the vineyards. May through July were humid and featured torrential downpours. As has been the case the last few years, a warm and sunny September has made this wine grape harvest one of the best in recent memory providing above average temperatures and dry conditions which allowed the grapes to ripen and maintain excellent integrity.
Harvested from multiple vineyard blocks (C1,S15,EW, N7) and co-fermented in stainless steel tanks with W15 yeast. Added 16% Vignoles on December 21st.
Food Pairing Notes
This medium-sweet wine perfectly complements baked ham, Indian curries, roasted root vegetables, sausages and most Asian cuisine.