Kemmeter Wines, Riesling 2014, White Point Vineyard, Wayne County, New York
Tasting Note: Another memorable dry riesling from the Kemmeter line up.
Lemon colored with explosive aromatics of green apple, pear, orchard blossom and lemon-lime citrus, this youthful, medium-plus bodied wine embodies dry riesling at its best.
Whereas most wine attacks on the tip of your tongue working front to back, this wine surprises with tartness from the rear.
Chalky acidity leaps out on the back of your tongue and quickly subsides into ripe green fruit as the wine makes it way towards the front of your mouth. The fruit and high acidity balance each other out without one overwhelming the other in the sum total length of the taste.
There is balance and harmony in the interactive elements. This is a riesling with depth made so in part due to the indigenous yeasts used to ferment the wine.
Yep, you’re not only tasting the terroir, you’re tasting indigenous yeast – it doesn’t get more local than this. Drink up!
Bottle Note: Kemmeter Wines is collaborating with Sheldrake Point Vineyard (Cayuga Lake), Red Tail Ridge Estate Vineyard (Seneca Lake) and White Pine Vineyard (Ontario Lake) in an exciting venture to explore the joys and challenges of growing Reisling at three different lakes in Upstate New York. The grapes which made their way into this bottle of wine were grown at White Pine Vineyard. Look our fro the two other wines from this project and enjoy with us one of the most versatile white grape varieties in the world – Riesling! – Johannes Reinhardt
Tasting Date: September 22, 2015