SHAW FAMILY REISLING | Finger Lakes, NY
About 300 miles Northwest of New York City lays a beautiful wine region, known as the Finger Lakes AVA. This area is populated with 11 parallel North-to-South lakes, which have been sculpted by Ice Glaciers aged by 10,000 years. This region is a very lovely part of the country. The floral landscape and European influenced culture, give it a foreign yet local feel. Today, it is one of the largest American Riesling wine regions and is widely acknowledged for the Riesling Revolution in America.
The AVA is, most importantly, home to the SHAW Family REISLING. The Finger Lake’s cool climate, “Lake Effect” temperature moderation, glacial soils, and sloping topography allows for the world’s finest Riesling-producing areas. There are more than 700 acres of Riesling grapes and roughly 100 wineries producing a total of about 100,000 cases a year. I will admit that my taste is more Alsace than most, but I love QPR in our economy. A quality wine made at 12% alcohol in the state of New York – A must try at least once!!
Color: Golden straw colored wine
Taste: Medium Dry, Complex, Earthy, Stony, Sharp (Ruwer Spatlese-like), Focused Acidity, lemon-like, Ripe Citrus Peel, White Peach Flavor, Elegant
Palate: Driven, Round-Mid Palate
Perfect Pairs: Seafood Salads, Garlic Sautéed Scallops, White Meat Dishes, Creamy Pastas.