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City Winery

City Winery
2020 Montgomery Mills Single Vineyard, UVA Blanca, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: 0.00%
Certified Organic
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$24

City Winery
2020 Montgomery Mills Single Vineyard, UVA Blanca, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: 0.00%
Straw color. Aromas and flavors of tropical fruits, lemon pastry and soda, and peppered mango with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, interesting, medium-long finish that exhibits notes of ripe peach and honeyed apple with no oak flavor. A flavorful, pure, and balanced Finger Lakes Riesling that is sure to please.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, New World & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: tropical fruits, lemon pastry and soda, and peppered mango
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of ripe peach and honeyed apple
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A flavorful, pure, and balanced Finger Lakes Riesling that is sure to please.

The Producer

City Winery

The Producer
23 Factory St
Montgomery, NY 12549
USA
1 845-424-0222

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.