Forge Cellars Riesling Classique
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Region: Seneca Lake, New York, United States
Grape varieties: Riesling
Forge Cellars Riesling Classique is a fantastic dry Riesling with great terroir. Balanced fruit and acidity are the hallmarks here.
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About Forge Cellars Riesling Classique
Forge Cellars Riesling Classique is a fantastic dry Riesling with great terroir. Balanced fruit and acidity are the hallmarks here. Grapefruit, white peach, and chamomile notes lead to a racy, mouthwatering finish. Pair with salmon teriyaki.
About Forge Cellars
Forge Cellars’ goal is for their wines to reflect the place that they come from because this is where the pleasure is. When you smell a wine, you should travel to its origins and see the landscape in your mind. It should relate to good memories, and provide a strong feeling of identity. This is why they try to listen, be soft, and transparent in our winemaking.
Their choices in the cellar guard the purity of the vineyards. Simply put, they make wine in the traditional, handcrafted manner. Harvest and sorting happen by hand. The winery employs spontaneous fermentation. They ferment in very tiny lots so that they can understand the expression of the vineyard each year. They use very low levels of sulfur, ferment the Rieslings bone dry, and do not fine or filter the red wines.
The indigenous yeast fermentations proceed slowly. It is not in spring, but in the summer after the vintage that winery bottles the wines. Once fermentation is complete, their team begins diligently tasting through barrels and tanks. They give each a detailed rating and review and write personal tasting notes. When they talk about small batch and individualized fermentations, they really mean it. They employ hundreds of separate, small French barriques from 16 different vineyards. Each has its own story and personality.