2017 Medium Sweet Riesling
Winemaker Matt Cassavaugh melded small batches of select grapes to create this delicious medium sweet Riesling with aromas of apples and stone fruits.
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.
Winemaker: Matt Cassavaugh
Fermentation: In stainless steel tanks at low temperature.
Alcohol by volume: 11.5%
Residual sugar: 4.5%
IRF scale: Medium Sweet
Aging: In stainless steel tanks.
Acidity: pH 3.0, TA 8.9 g/L
Bottling dates: June 12, 2017
Production: 200 cases 750mL
Wine series: Classic
TTB ID: 17036-001-000025
Year first produced: 2014
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 Sweet Riesling
- At our winery in Fairport
- At select wine retailers in greater Rochester and upstate NY
- At CasaLarga.com for direct shipment to residences and workplaces in 40 states and DC.
Aging: Store at 45º-60ºF and out of direct sunlight. This wine, like most unoaked white wines, has been produced to be enjoyed while young and fresh, i.e. within roughly 2 years of bottling.
Serving temp: 50º-55ºF
Tasting notes: This delicious wine magically balances lively apple and stone fruit flavors with rich natural sweetness. Pairing suggestions. Hot and spicy dishes, blue-veined cheeses, and desserts.