This limited production dry Riesling was grown on our limestone rich estate vineyard on Cayuga Lake. Aromas of anise, limes, and crushed shale on the nose followed by hints of luscious pineapple and mango on the palate and a dry, refreshing finish.
The 2019 Estate Vineyard Riesling is a dry Riesling which begins with aromas of anise, fresh limes, and crushed shale on the nose. The citrusy lime notes continue on the palate, along with hints of luscious pineapple and mango. The finish is brisk, dry, and refreshing.
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.
The 2019 vintage began with a mild winter followed by a cool spring, a May bud break and a late June bloom. Summer brought temperatures and precipitation on-par with regional 10-year averages. September was simply spectacular, offering up sunshine, heat, and dry weather and yielding ripeness and beautiful balance in the Riesling grapes.
The 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 began with indigenous yeasts and was stopped before complete dryness.
Enjoy with stuffed pork tenderloins with bacon and apple riesling sauce or pan-seared rainbow trout with brown butter caper sauce.
||October 20, 2019
||June 27, 2020
||8 g/L (0.8%)