2018 Beta Series Acid Head Riesling


Tasting Notes

A refreshing nose of lemon zest and white flowers opens to bracing acidity on the palate. Wet stone and granny smith apple transition to a pink grapefruit finish.

Silver Medal, New York Wine Classic

Gold Medal, Finger Lakes International Wine Competition

88 Points, Wine Advocate

90 Points, JamesSuckling.com

Production Notes

Estate Vineyard Block: R1 & R2

Tons: 5.15

Yeast: Epernay 2

Cold Soak: No

Fermentation Duration: ~64 days

Malolactic Fermentation: No

Oak Treatment: None

Additional Notes: Wine rested on lees for 7.5 months to aid mouthfeel and complexity. A 1% addition of final press Riesling ice wine juice was added in November to aid in complexity and balance residual sugar.

Technical Data

Appellation: Finger Lakes

Varietal Composition100% Riesling

Brix at Harvest: 17

Alcohol: 9.5%

Residual Sugar: 1.1%

Acid: 10.3 g/L

pH: 2.79

Harvest Date: September 28, 2018

Bottling Date: July 30, 2019

Cases Produced: 355

Vegan Friendly: Yes

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2018 Beta Series Acid Head Riesling