|This Riesling is dry and supple with aromas of key limeand ripe peach. Flavors of orange peel, apricot and lemon curd fill the palate. Crisp, dry and aromatic, this wine shows classic Finger Lakes style. Riesling is the flagship variety of the Finger Lakes and, when produced in this dry and elegant style, is refreshing, intriguing and satisfying. It is a great match with a variety of foods and will age elegantly. Try this wine with sea bass baked in phyllo with watercress and lemon curd or enjoy it on its own as an elegant aperitif.
Riesling production at Red Newt Cellars is straightforward and unobstructed. Fermentation is in stainless steel, mostly with Epernay II yeast at moderate temperatures. Fermentation is stopped with some residual sweetness. The 2010 vintage offered up loads of voluptuous fruit that is balanced by tangerine, apricot, and tropical fruit.