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Heron Hill Winery

Heron Hill Winery
2017 Semi-Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 1.8%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$15.99
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Heron Hill Winery
2017 Semi-Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: 1.8%
Clear straw green color. Grassy, green, herbal, hoppy aromas and flavors of cut grass, petrol, flint , starfruit, mango skin , dried pineapple, and passionfruit with a silky, dry full body and a smooth, nuanced, medium-long finish displaying accents of white peach, pineapple, jalapeño skin, ripe pear, peach yogurt, and apple skin with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. A memorable Finger Lakes Riesling with stellar minerality and elegant finish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Funky
Aroma Aroma: cut grass, petrol, flint , starfruit, mango skin , dried pineapple, and passionfruit
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of white peach, pineapple, jalapeño skin, ripe pear, peach yogurt, and apple skin
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Fish With Mango Salsa, Orange Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A memorable Finger Lakes Riesling with stellar minerality and elegant finish.

The Producer

Heron Hill

The Producer
9301 County Rte 76
Hammondsport, NY 14840
USA
1 607-868-4241

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.