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Glenora

Glenora
2015 Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: .3%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14.99
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'2016 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $15 and Under' Best Value US Riesling

Glenora
2015 Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11% RS: .3%
Bright silvery emerald straw color. Fruity, floral aromas and flavors of honeysuckle and geranium, honeyed melon and spiced apple, and passionfruit and papaya with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium body and a silky, refreshing, medium-length clementine and violet candy finish with fine, soft, fruit tannins. A lovely, delightfully floral riesling that will be very versatile.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: honeysuckle and geranium, honeyed melon and spiced apple, and passionfruit and papaya
Taste Flavor: clementine and violet candy
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Sautéed Fish With Plantains, Seafood Stuffed Squash Blossoms, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lovely, delightfully floral riesling that will be very versatile.

The Producer

Glenora Wine Cellars

The Producer
5435 Rte 14
Dundee, NY 14837
USA
1 607-243-5511

Riesling

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Although many consumers believe Riesling is a sweet wine, there are all types, ranging from bone dry to ultra-sweet. Offering a remarkable array of perfumes ranging from apricot and peach to peony and petrol, and having excellent natural acidity, Riesling is one of the world’s greatest wines.

Germany is home to the most famous examples of Riesling; produced from vineyards along the Rhine and Moselle Rivers, these wines have tremendous character and minerality, owing to the slate soils these vines are planted on. Alsace, in northeastern France is another region that excels with Riesling (especially dry versions); the same is true for the Clare Valley in Australia, where Rieslings are often characterized by a petrol aroma.

Dry versions work with many different types of foods, from seafood with cream sauces to pork, veal and duck. Sweeter version should either be served on their own or with blue cheeses such as stilton or gorgonzola.

While it is safe to say that Riesling is an under appreciated wine for the typical American consumer, there has been greater popularity over the past few decades, as dry and off-dry Rieslings pair beautifully with Thai, Asian and fusion cuisine; thus Riesling is a wine directly linked to a healthy lifestyle.