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Osmote Riesling Semi-Dry 2020

9.7% abv

Vol- 75cl

Rich golden hued wine. White peach and warm apple fruit aromas with baking spice and a sense of nougat. Terrific acidity hides the residual sugar just such that you feel a medium palate weight while you enjoy apple and grapefruit flavors.

“A somersaulting tumble celebration of clementines and pears and sharp heritage apples and tiny fennel fronds so pale green they’re almost yellow and the zag of dill and the zig of vanilla-scented, anise-sweet tarragon. An effusion of charm. (TC)”
16 points, Tamlyn Currin, Jancis Robinson, Feb 2022

Clone 198 picked on 10/14/20 and Clone 90 picked on 10/27/20. Both lots were pressed whole berry then moved to tank to start fermentation naturally. With signs of active fermentation, the must is moved to old 400 and 500L French oak barrels where they are fermented and held on gross lees until racking in spring the following year. Bottled on 5/18/21. 255 cases produced.

Wagner Farms Round Rock Vineyard- Lodi, New York on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake at elevations around 840ft above sea level. Shallow hill planting with slopes in the 3 to 8% range Clone 198 Riesling and Clone 90 Riesling, both on 3309c rootstock planted in 2008. Honoeye silt loam and Lansing gravelly silt loam soils with calcareous elements on a shale bedrock

20g/l residual sugar traced with 7.2 g/l bright acidity

£23.00inclusive of Duty and VAT

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The Finger Lakes AVA lies five hours north of New York city, to the south of Lake Ontario & the Canadian border. The region sits on the extremity of many a wine convention:- this is seriously cool climate production made possible only by the tempering effect of the lakes and Vinifera only arrived here in the 1950s and still has to prove its worth to many farmers more used to selling hybrids to the tourist markets. Amongst the wineries and winemakers pushing to advance the region and craft wines of quality and distinction to match the best sites' potential is local Ben Riccardi.
Ben brings the sensibilities of a young gun who has worked in Sonoma, New Zealand and France along with Big Apple attitude from time honing his skills at Manhattan's City Winery. Using fruit from both Seneca and Cayuga Lakes - there are 11 Lakes in total with four considered the best for winemaking and these two with their own AVAs - Ben makes low-intervention, wild-yeast wines that revel in feshness and lower alcohol. We love the lightness of touch he brings to his Chardonnays (both unoaked and with some large barrel influence), Riesling and Cab Franc. The hybrids that can often lead the region astray- along with being freezing in the winter there can be considerable pressure on vines during hot and humid summers - are focussed and original.

Reference #:
9.7 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles

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