Bellwether Wine Cellars, Tuller Vineyard Riesling 2013, Finger Lakes, New York
Tasting Note: If you were served this riesling you’d probably guess it was from Alsace – but it’s impressively produced in the New York Finger Lakes.
Medium-intensity lemon in color this wine has a pronounced, aromatic nose of green pear, lemon citrus, petrol and white blossom.
On the palate the dry, medium-bodied riesling presents flavor complexity to match that suggested on the nose.
The layers and depth of flavor intensity is suggestive of indigenous-yeast fermentation which this winery uses for some of its lineup.
High acidity is in balance with the fruit producing a highly-enjoyable tasting experience.
I’m buying more!
Bottle Note: Bellwether Wine Cellars produces single vineyard riesling and pinot noir, allowing for the true expression of Finger Lakes terroir. Tuller Vineyard is located on the West side Seneca Lake. T.A. 8.8, pH 2.9, R.S. 1.25%.
Tasting Date: August 28, 2017