This delicious, distinctive, unoaked wine beautifully melds two Finger Lakes classics: the bright, green apple notes of Riesling and the subtle aromas and minerality of Chardonnay.
Grapes: Chardonnay 45%, Riesling 55%
Appellation: Finger Lakes
- Chardonnay: September 19, 2017
- Riesling: October 12 and 15, 2017
Viticulture Notes: The hallmark of these two cool climate grape varieties and the Finger Lakes terroir is a vibrancy of fruit, floral and mineral aromatics in our wines. The growth of the grapes is managed over a relatively short growing season to maximize ripeness and display even the subtlest aromas and flavors.
Winemaker: Matt Cassavaugh
Fermentation: Stainless steel at low temperature
Alcohol by volume: 11.5%
Aging: Stainless steel
Residual sugar: 2.1%
IRF sweetness scale: Medium Dry
Acidity: pH 3.2, TA 7.9 g/L
Bottle volume: 750mL
Bottling dates: February 22 and May 2018 (planned)
Production: 504 cases
Casa Larga wine series: Classic
TTB ID: 17004-001-000063
Year first produced: 2013
Winemaking notes: Stainless steel fermentation and aging bring out the naturally crisp, clean fruit flavors in this wine. The two grape varieties are fermented and aged separately. We conduct blending trials to determine the best balance between the two component wines. Finally, the blended wine is bottled young to preserve its fresh, vibrant fruit flavors.
Enjoying our Chard-Riesling
Availability: At our winery in Fairport; at selected wine and spirits stores and restaurants in New York State; at CasaLarga.com for direct shipment to residences and workplaces in 37 states.
- 2017 Vintage: t.b.d.
- 2015 Vintage: 90 Points, Gold Medal, Highly Recommended, Best Buy, and Top 10 under $15, Beverage Testing Institute (tastings.com)
- 2014 Vintage: Gold Medal, 2015 New York Wine & Food Classic Competition
Aging: Store at cool temperature (45º-55ºF) and out of direct sunlight. This wine is produced to be drunk young, crisp and fresh, i.e. within 2 years of bottling.
Serving temp: 45º-50ºF
Tasting notes: This delicious unoaked white wine displays the characteristic green apple notes of Riesling, the subtle aromas and minerality of Chardonnay, and a lovely clean finish.
Pairing suggestions: Lightly seasoned fish and shellfish, charcuterie, and aged hard cheeses.