Saturday, September 22, 2012

2011 Vintage Riesling Launch




Today I am tweeting about the 
2011 vintage Rieslings from the Finger Lakes.

Saturday, September 22, 2012
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. EST.
We will be using #FLXwine in our tweets.

Samples provided by: Finger Lakes Wine Alliance.


Photo: My four samples of Finger Lakes Riesling.
This year twenty Finger Lakes wineries are participating in the Riesling Launch.  Look for the Rieslings from these producers at your local wine shops, restaurants and wine bars. 

Photo: Riesling vineyard, Courtesy Finger Lakes Wine Alliance.
Quick facts on the Finger Lakes
  • Established October 1, 1982 
  • 100 plus wineries 
  • 11,000 cares under vine 
  • 600 + acres of Riesling 
  • 100,000 cases of Riesling 
  • Small, specific producers whose wine reflects place and personality 
  • Strong, regional aromatic whites with a focus on Riesling.
  • The average producer makes 2.5 styles of Riesling wine a year. 
  • The Finger Lakes is home to over 200 Riesling brands. 
Hope you can join us. Cheers!

3 comments:

  1. Tasting is going well. Lovely wines. 3 down 1 to go. Finger Lakes Rieslings unlike the local Washington Rieslings. More my speed.

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  2. 4th wine also very good. Sweetest of the bunch but vibrant with amazing acidity. Keeps things interesting. Finger Lakes Rieslings a wonderful treat.

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  3. Minerality and acidity seem to be key components of Finger Lakes Riesling. Loved all four of these wines. Temperature is key though, do not serve too cold. Best closer to 60 degrees.

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