2016 Vineyard Hill Riesling
Riesling grapes love our Finger Lakes climate and produce a wide variety of delicious wines. We carefully monitor and arrest fermentation of our Vineyard Hill Riesling at a point which encourages a rich mouthfeel, ripe citrus and peach notes, and supple natural sweetness.
Appellation. Finger Lakes
Harvest dates. Various in October 2016.
Viticulture notes. Each vine was hand-tended 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. 10.5%
Aging. In stainless steel tanks.
Residual sugar. 3.5%
IRF sweetness scale. Medium sweet
Acidity. pH 3.1, TA 8.4 g/L
Bottling dates. March 22-23, 2017
Production. 621 cases 750mL
Casa Larga wine series. Vineyard
TTB ID. 17019-001-000433
Year first produced. 2008
Winemaking notes. Small lots of grapes were selected from parcels of the estate vineyard and were picked at a moment that would capture the aromatic intensity and crisp acidity of a cool-climate Riesling.
Each lot was fermented separately at cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks to preserve varietal character and aromas. The wine experienced extended post-fermentation aging on light lees, which was periodically stirred back into the wine to increase body, roundness and aromatic intensity. The small batches were then combined into a harmonious blend that displays the complexity of each of its individual components.
Enjoying Vineyard Hill 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. (to be announced)
Aging. Store at cool temperature (55º-60ºF) and out of direct sunlight. This wine is produced to be drunk young, crisp and fresh, i.e. within 2 years of bottling.
Serving temperature. 55º-60ºF
Tasting notes. Our Vineyard Hill Riesling features ripe citrus and peach notes balanced perfectly with natural sweetness.
Pairing suggestions. Ham, pork or turkey with their traditional pineapple, apple or cranberry sides.