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    Silver Thread Dry Riesling 2020

    Silver Thread Dry Riesling 2020

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    $25.00

    This finger lakes classic is racy and earthy with great freshness and a lovely texture. A strategic blend of grapes-- 84% Estate Vineyard,  11% Doyle Fournier Vineyard on Seneca Lake, and 5% Gridley Bluff Point Vineyard on Keuka Lake--this wine combines the best attributes of three classic sites.

    The Wine Story

    Owner-winemakers Paul and Shannon Brock represent the new generation of
    young winemakers propelling the Finger Lakes region to prominence. At the
    helm of Silver Thread since 2011, the couple has shepherded the 40-year-old
    estate winery to new heights with a focus on expressive, terroir-driven
    Riesling. Estate vines are farmed bio-intensively, a holistic, non-chemical
    approach. Small-batch wine production does not exceed 3,000 cases.
    The turtle image on our label is a local Native American artifact that reminds
    us to care for the land and water that give us the gift of wine. The bald eagle
    feather signifies this wine’s dominance in our portfolio

    Vineyard Notes

    Dry Riesling is a strategic blend of grapes from our own vineyard and three
    trusted grower-partners. Our 40-year-old, biologically-farmed vineyard
    perched on the edge of Seneca Lake provides minerality and elegance.
    Neighboring Doyle Fournier Vineyard (Seneca Lake) lends body and ripe stone
    fruit. Gridley Bluff Point Vineyard (Keuka Lake) contributes intense aromatics
    and hints of tropical fruit, and Randolph O’Neill Vineyard (Cayuga Lake) adds
    earthiness & pom fruit character.

    Winemaking 

    Fermentation choices are based on the qualities of each vineyard
    and its fruit. A diversity of approaches, including whole-cluster
    pressing and skin contact, warm and cool fermentations, native
    and cultured yeast are used across many small lots and then
    blended together. Wines are never fined and minimal sulfites are
    added prior to bottling.

    Vintage Notes

    The 2020 growing season was unusually sunny and warm, with
    borderline drought conditions. Grapes achieved much higher
    sugar levels than normal, but retained lively acidity and freshness.
    Grapes were hand-harvested from multiple vineyard sites October
    10-25, 2020

     

    Cases produced: 425 
    élévage: 3 months in a combination
    of stainless steel and neutral oak
    Alcohol: 12.4%