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2015 Rhys-ling
Item No. WINE-15-DRYRHYSLI  •  In Stock - Ships When Available

2015 Rhys-ling
2015 Rhys-ling
2015 Rhys-ling
2015 Rhys-ling
2015 Rhys-ling
2015 Rhys-ling

90 Points - Wine Advocate
A portion of every bottle sold benefits cardiac research in children's hospitals

$25.99club price: $22.09
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About This Item

Damiani Wine Cellars is excited, proud, and honored to continue this heartwarming project. DWC Winemaker, Phil Arras, has created an extraordinary wine under extraordinary circumstances. The story behind "Rhys-ling" is one of adversity and love. Arras' son Rhys was born with a congenital heart defect and needed open heart surgery shortly after his birth. Thanks to Boston Children's Hospital, Rhys' heart was repaired and he was given a chance to thrive. Rhys, now five years old, is growing into an energetic young man. Through the RHYS-Ling project Phil Arras and Damiani were able to donate more than $10,700 from the first vintage. We continue with the second vintage of RHYS-Ling, sending 20% of the proceeds of every bottle sold to organizations dedicated to Pediatric Cardiology.


Blend: 100% Riesling
Harvest Date: 9/27/15
Harvest Brix: 21.0°
Alcohol: 12.0%
Total Acidity: 7.6 g/L
r.s.: 1.5%
pH: 3.14
Cases Produced: 210


Tasting Notes & Food Pairing

For our charitable wine we use indigenous yeasts for fermentation and allow nature to take its course. Our second vintage of RHYS-Ling is reminiscent of baked Granny Smith apples and peach fuzz, and a slight hint of rhubarb. It has a decisive guava note on the finish with a firm grip from partial barrel fermentation. Serve RHYS-Ling at Thanksgiving dinner, or with spicy spring rolls, German sausages with sauerkraut, or traditional streusel.

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Vintage Notes

Yet again, the Finger Lakes experienced another very harsh winter in 2015. Two harsh winters in a row caused lots of bud death and vine damage, but as always, lower yields result in improved fruit quality. In spite of the harsh winter we were graced with a growing season that started out cool and wet but finished with a healthy showing of sun and heat. Harvest kicked off at the usual time with lots of sun and was temperate with little rain. All in all it was a good harvest and though yields were down between 20-40% on nearly every varietal the result was exceptional quality, with complex fruit across the board. Expect lush, rich, voluptuous wines from this vintage!

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