Very phenolic, intense lime aromas, equally intense on the palate with resounding acidity, richness and a slightly waxy texture. Finishes pure, mineral and bone dry with a touch of kerosene. Intense, concentrated and really very splendid.
"Cool and lively and fresh and pure. Very pure indeed and bone dry and crystalline. Tastes so pure! Cool!! I may be under-scoring this!" JancisRobinson.com
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.