Forge Cellars, Riesling “Les Allies” 2013, Finger Lakes, New York
Tasting Note: Forge’s dry medium-bodied riesling has depth and complexity and is refreshing with minerality.
Pear, green apple and lemon citrus show on the nose of this aromatic golden-colored riesling.
The wine is high in acidity with tartness characterizing the final 40% of the taste.
The fruit aromas on the nose continue to the palate with pear and green apple fruit making up the majority of the flavor. This riesling was made with combination of indigenous and non-indigenous yeasts which may help contribute to the of the depth and complexity.
Whatever Forge is doing, I just hope they do more of it to keep this feisty riesling flowing.
Bottle Note: Vineyards: East Side Seneca Lake. Hand harvested in small 30 lb. boxes with a second manual hand sort in the winery. Native and cultured yeasts were used for fermentation. Residual Sugar: Fermented dry. Production: 396 cases. Louis Barruol, Richard Rainey & Justin Boyette.
Tasting Date: November 12, 2015