Forge Cellars Dry Riesling Leidenfrost Vineyard 2015

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Tasting Notes
From the producer: "We consider this a “grand cru” site because of its close proximity to the lake and rocky terroir of shale near the surface. This vineyard always expresses its terroir clearly; grapes ripen early and well, yielding distinct character and power. The 2015 is savory and intense with flavors of stone and saline interplaying with apricot skin, apple and anise."
Grapes for this wine are grown at Leidenfrost Vineyard, located on the east side of Seneca Lake in Hector.  Hand-harvested, hand-sorted, and whole-cluster pressed, this Riesling ferments spontaneously with indigenous yeasts in neutral barrels.
Forge Cellars is anexciting Finger Lakes wine is a project between Louis Barruol of Chateau St. Cosme in the Rhone, France and two American partners.
Food Pairing Suggestions

Brunch Foods, Cheese, Chicken/Turkey, Cream Sauce Pasta, East Asian (Chinese/Japanese/Korean), Fish (white), Fish-full flavored (salmon/tuna), Ham, Hors d'oeuvres, Just for Cocktailing, Perfect Aperitif Wine, Pork, Shellfish, Spicy Food, Sushi, Thai or Vietnamese

Usa, Finger Lakes
Grape Varietal:
100% Riesling
$28.00 each