WinemakingBlend: 100% Riesling
Davis Vineyard, Hector, NY
Tasting Notes & Food Pairing
Structured and harmonious, yet strong and elegant, our Davis Vineyard is a spectacular representation of quality grape-growing in the Finger Lakes. Hand-planted by Phil Davis’ father in 1991 about a quarter mile off of the eastern shore of Seneca Lake on Howard Gravelly Loam, this 5 ½ acre site is perfectly suited to produce lively, old-world style wines. Bursting with tropical fruit on the nose, kiwi and pineapple aromas lead to slate and minerals on the palate with hints of citrus fruits and ripe peach. Try pairing this wine with traditional wienerschnitzel, veal sautéed with Granny Smith apples, sushi or shrimp ceviche .
Ever so gently, the spring of 2014 tip-toed in with a very enthusiastic welcome from both grape growers and the vines themselves. The long and harsh winter – both in terms of temperatures and snowfall – reduced the potential crop yields early in the season. With fewer initial clusters, vines were able to deliver a more focused flow of energy and nutrients to the remaining ripening fruit. The Finger Lakes saw spring and summer days with temperatures regularly vacillating from cool to hot with intermittent showers, creating constant shifts and activity in the vineyards as our grapes inched towards maturity. Each hand-harvested vineyard brought fruit to our winemakers that demonstrated playful acidity, promising flavors, and tremendous quality.
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