Their flagship riesling comes from the Lahoma Vineyard on Seneca Lake, a single block with high elevation.
Packed full of fresh lime flavour. It has nearly 3g/l of sugar so it's dry but not totally bone dry. The grapes spend 3 days on skins which give a little phenolic grip, a little something extra on the palate.
"The winery said this was intentionally left a bit smoky on the nose during fermentation and via lees' aging to support the fullness of fruit."
Producer Information: Red Newt
The Red Newt website proclaims that they are producers of life changing rieslings.
These wines from the Finger Lakes region of New York State certainly have their fans. When John Winthrop Haeger, author of Rielsing Rediscovered . Bold, Bright and Dry, conducted a tasting for us on dry Riesling he picked it out their wines as one of the best dry rieslings in the world.
The winery was set up in 1998 by Debra and David Whiting. David had been making wine for other Finger Lake producers and quickly established a name for Red Newt ( Wine & Spirits Magazine’s Top 100 wineries of the year) . These days the winemaking is under the control of Kelby Russell who return to the US having worked at top Aussie producers Pipers Brook and Yalumba.