The unique traits of Wiemer’s Magdalena Vineyard are featured in this lush Riesling. A beneficial air exchange with Seneca Lake moderates the temperatures, creating a warmer and more protective site in the colder months and a cooling effect throughout the summer. The airflow keeps the vineyard dry, and deep soil provides room for spreading root growth. The lime silt loam soil that the site is celebrated for is crucial to the development of flavor intensity in the grapes. Magdalena wines are striking and powerful, and develop very well over time– whether in the glass or in the cellar.
this wine often has 7-8g of RS, which is still technically trocken/dry in terms of German labelling, but not BONE DRY.
can be cellared for 10 years.
93 pts Wine Enthusiast
Concentrated aromas of lemon oil, peach, pine and struck flint grace the nose of this single-vineyard Riesling. It’s rounded and full in feel on the palate, filled out by juicy orchard fruit flavors yet expertly honed by zesty acidity and a delicate grip of white tea. A lemon oil tone lingers on the finish, but with ample lift and length.
region: Finger Lakes, NY, USA
style: dry white
farming/cellar: several picks made during harvest, hand-picked, hand-sorted, whole cluster press, 7 month indigenous yeast fermentation
pairing: pork tenderloin, fried lake perch, sesame chicken