||2007 Dry Riesling
The summer of 2007 was memorable. Spectacular conditions in June - warm, dry and breezy - allowed for a near perfect fruit set. It was a long, hot summer with a remarkable stretch of blue skies and plenty of sunshine in late August and throughout September. During this key period, the Riesling grapes achieved maximum ripeness. The fruit was harvested by machine and delivered directly to the press (by-passing the crusher) and the juice was immediately chilled and allowed to settle. Fermentation temperature was kept below 60º F. The wine was fermented entirely in stainless steel tanks to preserve the Riesling varietal character.
Aromas of lime, green apple, lilies, lilac and other white flowers and a hint of ginger. Bone dry with flavors of lime, green apple, white apricot and intense acidity.
Appellation: North Fork of Long Island
Variety: 100% Riesling
Total acidity: 7.8 g/l
Harvest Date: October 4, 2007
Brix at Harvest: 21.3
Residual Sugar: 0.5%
Bottling Date: February 11, 2008
Release Date: March 17, 2008
Production: 381 cases