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Ravines Wine Cellars

Dry Riesling, White Springs Vineyard 2017

This wine was blended post-fermentation from select tanks that possessed the most mineral-driven style and exemplary citrus fruit flavors. Dry Riesling from limestone soils, like those found in the White Springs Vineyard, is world renowned for producing wines with both fruit intensity and non-fruit complexity. Great acidity and energetic length resulted from this "moderate" 2017 vintage in terms of temperatures.

 

 

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SKU: B-RAV-WSRIES-17
Wine Specs
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Riesling
Appellation
Finger Lakes AVA
Vineyard Designation
White Springs Vineyard
Harvest Date
October 14-19
Acid
8.1g/l
Alcohol %
12.5
Wine Spectator
90
Wine & Spirits
91
Wine Advocate
91
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
“Dusty, wheaty, floral and mildly green, this has a lot going on. From Ravines’ limestone-inflected estate vineyard on the upper western shores of Seneca Lake, it’s just shy of bone dry, with plenty of lemon-lime flavor, and a dry mineral finish.” Wine & Spirits Magazine, 91 points; 6/15/19
Ratings
“Gentle-edged, with alluring jasmine, lemon and honeysuckle notes flowing through, while a core of creamed yellow apple flavors lingers nicely on the lengthy finish. Drink now through 2021. 2,000 cases made.” Wine Spectator, 90 points; James Molesworth, 7/12/19
Vineyard Notes
Clones 198, 239, and 90 grown at the White Springs Vineyard, which consists of Honeyoye loam soils over limestone. An exceptionally warm and sunny growing season resulted in very ripe and small clusters. The grapes were harvested between October 14th and 19th, with harvest brix ranging from 22.0 to 22.8 and a yield of 2.5 to 3 tons per acre.
Production Notes
Hand harvested grapes from White Springs vineyard were whole cluster pressed with a portion given skin contact prior to pressing. All components were fermented at low temperature (54F - 60F) in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. After racking, components were aged on the lighter lees over winter until April.