Limited production wine crafted from grapes grown on our limestone-rich Estate Vineyard. Key lime, apricots and chalk on the nose, white peaches on the palate, and a long, dry, mineral-driven finish.
The 2015 Estate Vineyard Riesling begins with aromas of key lime, apricots and chalk on the nose, followed by flavors of white peaches, fennel and apple blossoms on the palate. The finish is crisp, racy and mineral driven.
Heart & Hands Estate Vineyard
The Heart & Hands Estate vineyard is situated on the Onondaga Limestone Escarpment. Vinifera grapes flourish in the presence of calcareous limestone-based soils, which provide the vines with a solid foundation for growth.
The Riesling vines are located in the upper block of the vineyard, at 470 feet above sea level. The vineyard is sustainably farmed without the use of any herbicides or insecticides.
Thee Riesling grapes were hand-picked into small picking baskets, then carried to the crush pad. Each of the Riesling clones were picked separately, then blended together during destemming. The grapes were gently basket pressed, then the juice was chilled and settled. The fermentation lasted for 76 days and was stopped before dryness to allow for the retention of natural residual sugar.
50 cases produced
Enjoy this Riesling with pan-seared scallops with lemon beurre blanc, smoked lake trout over wilted swiss chard greens, or tandoori chicken. Also delicious as a stand-alone apertif!
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||October 1st, 2015
||June 2nd, 2016