2020 Dr Konstantin Frank, Riesling - Dry

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2020 Dr Konstantin Frank Dry Riesling, Finger Lakes, NY

  • S$6997

Vintage : 2020

Country : USA

Region : Finger Lakes, NY

Winemaker Notes

Ripe and tropical, harmonizing fresh lime juice, fresh citrus and petrol stoniness from the Keuka vineyards with cantaloupe and tangerine from the Seneca vineyards. Behind the zingy freshness are a rich body and a discreet creaminess which form a well-balanced union ideal for long-term aging.

Pair with Apples, Soft Cheeses, Chicken (Poached, Lightly Prepared), White Fish (Lightly Prepared), Salad (Green Fruits, Seafood), Green Vegetable Dishes, Sushi.

Winery Background

Dr. Konstantin Frank  ignited the “Vinifera Revolution”, a movement that forever changed the course of wine growing in the Finger Lakes and the United States. Dr. Frank’s vision, knowledge and determination are credited with elevating the New York wine industry from a state of happy mediocrity to a level that today commands world attention. Located on Keuka lake in the Finger Lakes region, Dr. Konstantin Frank Wines features some of the oldest vinifera vines in the United States and continues to produce wines of distinction and quality. Vinification Only the free run juice from the gently pressed grapes was used. The base wine was fermented at low temperatures to preserve the more delicate characters. Second fermentation took place in the bottle as per the Méthode Champenoise. After leaving the wine resting for more than four years it was disgorged, and dosage was added prior to final bottling

About Us

Dr. Konstantin Frank ignited the “Vinifera Revolution” a movement that forever changed the course of wine growing in the Finger Lakes and the United States. Dr. Frank’s vision, knowledge and determination are credited with elevating the New York wine industry from a state of happy mediocrity to a level that today commands world attention.

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Our Classic Range of wines express the purest form of our winemaking style,
the terroir of the Finger Lakes, and the range of grape varieties grown.

VINTAGE
In 2019, budbreak and flowering started about two weeks later than normal. Temperatures
during the summer were moderate, and much cooler than in 2018. August and September
were cooler than average. Luckily, the weather in the fall was extremely favorable with
extended periods of sunny and dry days followed by cool nights. This offered excellent
conditions to fully ripen the grapes well into October.

VINEYARD
Riesling was first brought to the Finger Lakes by our founder. Those original vines dating
back to 1958 are still in production. Riesling blocks on our Keuka vineyard were planted
in 1958, 1962, 1968, 1976, 1999, 2006, and 2012 with various clones (88, 90, 11,
318, 239, 49, 110, 38). Soils here are shallow, shale-based which add minerality, acidity,
and elegance. Riesling was planted in 2007, 2008, 2010, and 2012 on our Seneca estate
vineyard with 90 and 356 clones. Temperatures here are a few degrees warmer than Keuka
thus providing riper fruit notes. Soils on Seneca are characterized by deep honeoye silt
loam. A small portion of the grapes come from Eric Volz Vineyard, just north across the
road from Dr. Konstantin Frank’s plantings on Keuka Lake. Riesling was planted in 1985.

THE WINE
Vibrant and attractive, harmonizing lime zest, granny smith apples, and petrol stoniness
from the Keuka vineyards with fresh citrus and tangerine from the Seneca vineyards.
Behind the zingy freshness are a rich body and a discreet creaminess which form a well
balanced union ideal for long-term aging.

FOOD PAIRING
Apples, Soft Cheeses, Chicken (Poached, Lightly Prepared), White Fish (Lightly
Prepared), Salad (Green Fruits, Seafood), Green Vegetable Dishes, Sushi.

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