Hermann J. Wiemer - Riesling Flower Day Finger Lakes HJW Vineyard 2019 750ml (12% ABV)
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A brand new release from Wiemer: a delicious and playful dry Riesling harvested & named for days on the biodynamic calendar.
Sourced from the HJW Vineyard, the "Flower Day" release is a counterpart to the HJW Bio. This wine highlights their commitment to ecosystem health and comprehensive viticulture practices. Wiemer adheres to unique farming methods that focus not solely on our vineyards but on the totality of our farm, promoting biodiversity in adjacent fields, forests, and meadows, while utilizing cover crops, beneficials, and homeopathic teas and preparations.
On the biodynamic calendar, there are four kinds of days: root days, flower days, fruit days, and leaf days. Each of these days has certain tasks associated with it; fruit days are meant for harvesting, leaf days for watering, root days for pruning. On flower days, the vineyard is left alone to rest - so we suggest resting and enjoying this delicious riesling!
harvested 9/24, 9/27 & 10/14 (fruit days on the biodynamic calendar)
fresh. exuberant, sleek in nature, legally dry but loaded with juicy stone fruit if you let this warm up a bit in the glass, lime popsicle, lemon zest, yellow apple, yarrow, sunbaked stone, medium bodied, well crafted, lingering finish
region: Seneca Lake, Finger Lakes, NY
style: dry white
farming/cellar: practicing/awaiting certification biodynamic, practicing organic, hand harvested, whole cluster pressed, indigenous yeast fermentation, aged in 100% stainless steel