Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard, Reserve Dry Riesling 2013, Finger Lakes, New York
Tasting Note: Sometimes you can only determine a wine’s complexity once it hits your palate.
In the case of case of this dry, golden-colored, indigenous-yeast fermented riesling from Hermann Wiemer in the New York Finger Lakes, the complexity springs out of your glass and expresses itself clearly on your nose with a fragrant mix of apple blossom and pear rolled in chalk.
The aromas on the nose carry forward to your tongue eventually setting up shop mid-palate where acid and sweetness balance each other out completing with a long finish of ripe white grape and the faintest hint of baking spice. Superb all around.
Again, Fred Merwarth, the winemaker and owner, shows us the best of what riesling can be period – not just in the Finger Lakes, but in the world.
Bottle Note: Hermann J. Wiemer Vineyard combines Old World tradition with New World innovation, hand-crafting elegant, well-balanced wines. Our ecologically conscious viticulture highlights the distinct qualities of our premier vineyard sites. Our Reserve Riesling captures all three our vineyards at their finest. A small selection from each site contributes to the exquisite balance displayed in this wine giving it the perfect amount of fruit, acidity and minerality. Vineyard Site: Magdalena 20%, HJW 40%, Josef 40%.
Tasting Date: October 6, 2015