About Fox Run 2019 Riesling, Semi-Dry, Finger Lakes
With every vintage it becomes clearer that New York's Finger Lakes region Rieslings are world class. The similarities to Germany's Mosel are numerous; both are cool climate regions, both have slate-filled soil which provides good drainage and a distinct mineral character to the grapes, both have the warming effect of a body of water.
Fox Run Vineyards is truly a family owned and operated business. If you’ve ever been to Fox Run, you’ve probably met at least one family member. It’s not unusual to find Scott pouring wine behind the tasting bar or Ruth helping take orders in the café. Scott and Ruth’s daughter, Jessica Worden, is the office manager and behind-the-scenes virtuoso.
Their vineyards on the banks of Seneca lake are all dry farmed and are Lake Friendly Farmer certified. In 2015, they installed 150-KW solar panels and the entire business has operated on 100% self-generated solar power ever since.
The Riesling grapes for this wine were estate-grown in Fox Run Vineyard blocks 1, 3, 4, 8, and 11 - a mix of alternating layers of clays and sand, clays and silts with glacial till, and well-drained soil with sandy loam over lakeshore stones.
In 2019 September was the warmest and driest in recent history. Our grapes responded accordingly producing some of the tastiest wine imaginable. Grapes were picked in the early morning to ensure that they arrived at the winery at a low temperature. The fruit was gently crushed and pressed. Fermentation was conducted at moderate temperatures using three different yeast strains. The wines were chilled just before reaching dryness to leave a small amount of residual sugar in the wine.
This shows loads of tree fruit aromas, along with guava and lime zest, are found in this fragrant wine. The palate is perfectly balanced, with a soft yet vibrant finish. The moderate sweetness makes this Riesling incredibly versatile. Lovers of rich, complex wines will find this wine highly cellar-worthy.