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Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards

Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards
2019 Homestead Reserve, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: 0.4%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$23

Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards
2019 Homestead Reserve, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: 0.4%
Pale golden straw color. Fruity aromas and flavors of crystallized ginger, pineapple, white peach tea, banana, and coriander with a round, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a sleek, complex, long finish manifesting notes of fresh lemon, lime zest, and wet stone with no oak flavor. A bone dry but overtly fruity Riesling with mouthwatering acidity and easy-to-love style.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: crystallized ginger, pineapple, white peach tea, banana, and coriander
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of fresh lemon, lime zest, and wet stone
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
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 bone dry but overtly fruity Riesling with mouthwatering acidity and easy-to-love style.

The Producer

Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards

The Producer
5712 State Route 414
5712 State Route 414
Hector, NY 14841
USA
1 607-546-2565

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.