2016 Medium Dry Riesling
Estate Grown and Bottled
A Finger Lakes classic! Its vibrant fruit flavors, perfectly balanced with a hint of natural sweetness, make this wine extremely versatile: the ideal choice for a wide range of dishes and palates.
Grapes. 100% Riesling
Appellation. Finger Lakes
Viticulture notes. We hand-tend each Riesling vine to enhance sun exposure and fruit ripening. Crop levels were closely controlled to allow the fruit to express maximum aromatic intensity and complexity. The hot, dry 2016 growing season produced an ideal vintage for displaying the potential of the region.
Winemaker. Matt Cassavaugh
Fermentation. In stainless steel tanks at low temperature.
Alcohol by volume. 11.5%
Residual sugar. 2.3%
IRF scale. Medium Dry
Aging. In stainless steel tanks.
Acidity. pH 2.9, TA 8.7 g/L
Bottling dates. March 7-8, 2017
Production. 542 cases 750mL
Wine series. Classic
TTB ID. 16338-001-000075
Year first produced: 1979
Winemaking notes. Small lots of estate-grown fruit are picked separately at various levels of maturity and ripeness. We ferment each lot separately in stainless steel tanks using cool temperatures to preserve the aromatic integrity of the variety. Fermentation is closely monitored and arrested at a point where the residual grape sugars are balanced by the wine’s natural vibrant acidity. The individual batches, each with distinct characteristics, are then carefully blended to yield a complex wine displaying the nuances of each small lot. Finally, we bottle the wine young to preserve its freshness and liveliness.
Enjoying our Medium Dry 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.
Accolades. Double Gold Medal (judges were unanimous), 2017 New York Wine & Food Classic.
Aging: Store at 45º-60ºF and out of direct sunlight. This wine, like most unoaked white wines, was produced to be enjoyed while young and fresh, i.e. within roughly 2 years of bottling.
Serving temp: 50º-55ºF
Tasting notes. This exceptionally versatile wine features light citrus notes, stone fruit flavors, and a touch of natural sweetness. Its beautiful balance will please a wide variety of palates.