Another of Red Newt's vineyards close to Seneca Lake. The sandy nature of this raised knoll means the soils are well drained. Grapes are often given a little extra hang time resulting in a dry yet opulent style.
"Massive persistence. Most impressive." 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.