2019 Rhysling
Item No. WINE-19-DRYRHYSLI  •  In Stock - Ships When Available

2019 Rhysling
2019 Rhysling
2019 Rhysling
2019 Rhysling

A portion of every bottle sold benefits cardiac research in children's hospitals

$28.99club price: $24.64
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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 Rhysling project Phil Arras and Damiani were able to donate more than $10,700 from the first vintage. We continue with the second vintage of Rhysling, sending 20% of the proceeds of every bottle sold to organizations dedicated to Pediatric Cardiology.

Winemaking
Blend: 100% Riesling
Harvest Date: 10/19/2019
Harvest Brix: 21.0°
Alcohol: 11.5%
Total Acidity: 8.0 g/L
R.S.: 0.0%
pH: 3.10

Bottling Date: 6/2/2021
Cases Produced: 168

Tasting Notes & Food Pairing
The 2019 Rhysling is a Riesling like no other.  Exquisite isn’t an overstatement.  Though barrel aged, there is a sultry smoothness that surprises and delights.  A nose that is downright enchanting begs for slow, lingering sips to follow.  The aroma is not that of your typical tropical fruits of most Rieslings.  Instead, soft pear and lychee mingle with a slightly peppery Gardenia.  The palate is lush and surprisingly silky and stays with you making you literally close your eyes to revel in the burst of juicy goodness.  We experience a bit more tropicality here along with more northern orchard fruit.  Without a doubt, this is a wine you will want to get your hands on.  Join me in enjoying the 2019 Rhysling, the first released to our fans in four years, with grilled fish, fowl or veggies, or with desserts of all kinds.

Drink Window: Drink now through 2025+

Serving Temperature:  42° - 51°f

Vintage Notes
Winter of 2018-19 was pretty mild, resulting in little to no bud damage and setting us up for a good year of growing to come.  2019 started with a pretty “by the books” finger lakes spring, with an on-time start to the growing season; no late frosts to hassle us and a reasonable amount of rainfall.  The growing season was warm but not hot, with moderate rain which tapering off by the fall to a nice mild harvest season.  The weather cooperated well and allowed the vines to achieve full ripeness and flavor development.  Overall, a solid growing season finished with a nice easy, harvest.