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Dr. Konstantin Frank Riesling, Semi-Dry (2018)

Riesling, Semi-Dry

Overview - Dr. Konstantin Frank Riesling, Semi-Dry (2018)

VINTAGE
The 2018 vintage showed how much weather conditions can change during the growing season. Budbreak and flowering were a bit late, beginning in June. July recorded some of the hottest and driest days in the Finger Lakes, perfect conditions for ripening. Several weeks of rain in September forced us to be very selective in the vineyard. Several tries through the... Full Description

Overview - Dr. Konstantin Frank Riesling, Semi-Dry (2018)

VINTAGE
The 2018 vintage showed how much weather conditions can change during the growing season. Budbreak and flowering were a bit late, beginning in June. July recorded some of the hottest and driest days in the Finger Lakes, perfect conditions for ripening. Several weeks of rain in September forced us to be very selective in the vineyard. Several tries through the vineyard dropping poor fruit before harvesting only the best quality bunches. Harvest finished earlier than normal.

VINEYARD
Riesling was first brought to the Finger Lakes by our founder. Those original vines dating back to 1958 are still in production. Riesling blocks on our Keuka vineyard were planted in 1958, 1962, 1968, 1976, 1999, 2006, and 2012 with various clones (88, 90, 11, 318, 239, 49, 110, 38). Soils here are shallow, shale-based which add minerality, acidity, and elegance. Riesling was planted in 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2012 on our Seneca estate vineyard with 90 and 356 clones. Temperatures here are a few degrees warmer than Keuka thus providing riper fruit notes. Soils on Seneca are characterized by deep honeoye silt loam.

THE WINE
Delicate at first then tropically ripe, brimming with apricot, nectarine and a touch of pineapple. A bit drier (by 0.2%) than the previous vintage, lemon citrus and acacia blossom balance the sweetness effortlessly.

FOOD PAIRING
Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Thai, and Asian cuisines. Pairs well with Spicy and Aromatic Ingredients like Pepper, Ginger, Curry, Sesame, and Soy. Spicy BBQ and Wings. Pork.
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Riesling, Semi-Dry
Name:
Riesling, Semi-Dry
Vintage:
2018
Price:
$15.99
Bottle Size:
750ml
Varietal:
Riesling
Appellation:
Finger Lakes
Acid:
7.3 g/L
Ph:
3.17
Residual Sugar:
2% (20 g/L)
Alcohol:
11.5%
Volume Discount
4-5 bottles
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6-11 bottles
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12-23 bottles
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24+ bottles
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Riesling, Semi-Dry

Accolades - Dr. Konstantin Frank Riesling, Semi-Dry (2018)

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Volume Discount
4-5 bottles
5% off
6-11 bottles
10% off
12-23 bottles
15% off
24+ bottles
20% off

$15.99 / bottle

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