Wiemer Dry Riesling, Finger Lakes
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Wiemer Dry Riesling, Finger Lakes - 2022

Item # 33018 750mL

This dry white is composed of fruit sourced from three different parcels around Seneca Lake. The fruit is hand-picked, hand-sorted, and fermentation takes place with native yeast. Racing acidity, citrus and stone fruits, and a clean mineral character make this an optimal wine for food. Pair with pork in mushroom caper cream sauce.

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Here's a new thing you can argue about over your Thanksgiving holiday: Riesling. Few grapes can produce wines of such high overall quality yet elicit such harsh reactions as Riesling. The syrupy plonk that once invaded our supermarket shelves from Germany and elsewhere, known as the woeful "liebfraumilch," has happily been overtaken by serious Rieslings at all levels of sweetness. Down with Blue Nun. This bottle, from the pioneering Finger Lakes producer Hermann J Weimer, is dry and crisp, with tons of acidity to cut through the rich textures of holiday meals, but with enough substance to stand up to Grandma's bad attitude. In the holiday spirit, prove your loved ones wrong and win the argument for Riesling.

- JA


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New York winemakers have embraced international varieties and hit the ground running. The Hudson River Valley is home to the oldest vineyards in New York State. Bordeaux varietals are at home in Long Island’s maritime climate. The Finger Lakes harbors a burgeoning winemaking community where many natural-inclined producers focus on dry still wines. No longer is our fair state synonymous with Concord grapes and Manischewitz; look for brilliant iterations of Pinot Noir, Riesling, Cabernet Franc,...

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Though the trend is now in the other direction, for many years Riesling was known for producing wines with little alcohol and some residual sugar - too sweet for many modern wine drinkers. Though it's now cultivated worldwide, Riesling is nearly synonymous with German wine, and that country's winemakers have lately begun to produce some very exciting dry versions. They are careful to retain the delightful honeyed, flinty flavors that the best sweet Rieslings have always displayed. Alsace, of...

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