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Weis Vineyards

Weis Vineyards
2019 Semi-Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$17
Best Buy

Weis Vineyards
2019 Semi-Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Riesling

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12%
Pale straw color. Fruity, floral aromas and flavors of poached peaches, spiced apples, and flowers with a supple, tangy, medium body and a polished, engaging, long finish with shades of golden kiwi citrus salad and honeyed green apples with no oak flavor. A robust off-dry Riesling with plenty to love.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, New World & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: poached peaches, spices apples, and flowers
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of golden kiwi citrus salad and honeyed green apples
Sweetness Sweetness: 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 robust off-dry Riesling with plenty to love.

The Producer

Weis Vineyards

The Producer
10014 Day Rd
Hammondsport, NY 14840
USA
1 607-284-4011

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.