Finger Lakes, New York
Although New York produces a broad ranger of conventional and rarer varietals, Riesling is by far the stand-out in terms of quality. At an 'Un-cork New York' event, we sampled a range of producers' Chardonnay, Lemberger, Cabernet Franc, and Pinot; we enjoyed the variation and styles of everything, but fell in love with the Rieslings. In particular, the Boundary Breaks Clone 239. Enjoy through 2020 and chill to 6-8 degrees Celsius. Noted by the producer, "In the Finger Lakes, 2014 was an exceptional year. The autumn was very warm and dry, which allowed us to keep our fruit out longer than is typical. This allowed the fruit to achieve a clean, ripe stage that is rarely seen. You must try this wine to experience something brand new from the Finger Lakes."
A good balance between fruit and mineral. Peach fuzz, zest, crushed stone and bees wax.
Dry-style Riesling with crisp acidity and over-flowing with flavour. The grapes for this wine are harvested first, to maximize acidity. There is a dominant citrus profile, some stone fruits and slick minerality. This vintage received 92 points from Wine Enthusiast!
Dry Rieslings are phenomenal for pairing. The balanced acidity is cleansing and can support many different dishes. Try a chicken satay, seasoned with Tumeric, garlic, fennel, and other potent herbs.