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2017 Hermann J. Wiemer Dry Fingerlakes Riesling

New York, USA

Intriguing, delicate Riesling from New York's exciting Finger Lakes.

$39.00

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About the Wine

Upstate New York’s stunning, cool climate Finger Lakes region is home to some of the best Riesling expressions North America has to offer.

With steep shale soils and a storied history as regional pioneers, the legacy at Herman J. Wiemer continues under the thoughtful Fred Merwarth.

Fine and filigree, with its crushed green apples and tangerine accents, this is dry, delicious and nuanced riesling of great subtlety.

Hermann J. Wiemer

Hermann Wiemer has been a viticulture and winemaking pioneer in New York since he emigrated from Bernkastel, Germany in the 1960s, and the winery today remains a leader in the Finger Lakes for both wine production and vine propagation.

Planted on the western shore of Seneca Lake similar to the cool climate and gravelly soils of the Mosel. Using his grafting skills, Wiemer planted one of the first successful vinifera vineyards on Seneca Lake in 1976.

Since 2007, the winery has been run by Hermann’s longtime apprentice Fred Merwarth and the agronomist Oskar Bynke.

The wines of Hermann J. Wiemer are stunning, pure Rieslings that speak of Seneca Lake with more than a little reference to the Mosel.

Hermann J. Wiemer vineyards
Hermann J. Wiemer vineyards
Finger Lakes, USA
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From the Producer

This signature Riesling from Wiemer is a vibrant, aromatic wine. Exceptional grapes are chosen from each of the three vineyard locations, 65% HJW Vineyard, 23% Josef Vineyard, and 12% Magdalena Vineyard, and then fermented in small lots and blended to ensure texture and balance.

These three distinct estate vineyards take advantage of the various microclimates and aspects of the western shore of Seneca Lake.

The wine is harvested at a Spätlese level of ripeness and then whole cluster pressed, cold fermented for 3+ months until dry, unfined and unfiltered

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 12.00%
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2027

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Good Value NY Riesling

This is an entry level riesling from Hermann J. Wiemer. Probably the best producer of this variety from Fingerlakes, New York. Good value & a good introduction to the region.

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