Weis Vineyards Semi Dry Riesling 2020 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
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Weis Vineyards Semi Dry Riesling 2020 750ml
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Weis Vineyards Semi Dry Riesling 2020

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Category White Wine
Origin United States, New York, Finger Lakes
Brand Weis Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 12%

Peter Weis is the seventh generation in his family to make wine and the first generation to make wine outside of the Mosel in Germany. Born and raised in Zell, Peter first came to the US for a winemaking job in Sonoma. A friend who was working at Dr. Konstantin Frank’s winery encouraged Peter to stop in the Finger Lakes on his way home, and then he never left. “The climate was nice and cold,” he says, which drew him to the region for winemaking. For the next 10 years, Peter managed Dr. Frank’s German varietals from vineyard to glass, which helped him forge connections with terrific growers all over the Finger Lakes. 

In 2016, Peter and his wife Ashlee, a Hammondsport native and fellow winemaker, received the opportunity to buy a property on the East side of Keuka Lake from some retiring winemakers. They took a leap of faith and produced their first vintage that year. The tasting room was opened in May 2017 and in the Spring of 2020, they started their first estate vineyard, Day Road. Located by Keuka Lake just minutes from the winery, it is planted with Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and Saperavi, a teinturier-type grape variety native to the country of Georgia.

The Weis wines can be summed up in one word: precision. Every one of Peter’s wines has a pure and elegant focus, the result of a detailed, Germanic-style dialogue between a winemaker and excellent vineyard sites. In a very short period of time, Weis Vineyards has emerged as one of the most exciting wineries in the Finger Lakes. We tasted and loved this semi-dry Riesling. Look for aromas of apple, peach and white blossoms, with a lifted citrus backdrop. Round and juicy on the palate, with bright orchard fruit flavors against sunny acidity. There’s good drive and length, with a zesty, mouthwatering finish that leaves you coming back for more.

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Aromas of lightly baked apple and crushed stone meld with orange marmalade and pine sap in this semi-dry Riesling that delivers an enticing mix of fruit and earth. The peach, apple and orange-peel flavors show great depth on the palate, with honeycomb wax lending a pithy, textural note.

Alexander Peartree, September 1, 2022
Sparkling Rosé
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