Tessier Skin Contact Riesling


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Vintage: 2019
Region: Monterey County, California, United States
Viticulture: Sustainable
Grape varieties: Riesling

Tessier Skin Contact Riesling spent 3 days with the skins on which gave it luscious, bold flavors of apricot, white peach, and golden apple.

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About Tessier Skin Contact Riesling

Tessier Skin Contact Riesling is the newest vintage of Riesling from Monterey Country and is super dry. It spent 3 days with the skins on which gave it luscious yet bold flavors of apricot, white peach, and golden apple; it was then pressed and fermented in stainless steel. A hint of beeswax defines the palette in both texture and flavor. Very drinkable and goes well with food, especially salads and cold seafood.

About Tessier Winery

Kristie Tacey, winemaker and founder of Tessier Winery, is a scientist turned winemaker. A former published research scientist who studied protein pathways, she moved to the San Francisco Bay Area from her native Michigan to pursue a career in biotechnology, which included working on the Human Genome Project. Kristie eventually came to realize that winemaking was her true calling and after working as operations manager and assistant winemaker at an award-winning East Bay winery, she started Tessier in 2009.

Tessier is the result of Kristie’s passion for the art and science of winemaking. She began handcrafting small lots of Pinot Noir and has added Grenache, Pinot Gris, Cabernet Franc, Gamay Noir, Riesling, Syrah, and Mourvedre. Kristie’s appreciation of French wines — especially those from Burgundy and the Loire and Rhone valleys — has shaped her winemaking choices.

With a background in microbiology, Kristie is fascinated by the cycle of life; each vintage of Tessier wines captures and reflects one year in the lives of the vineyards she works with. She sources high-quality fruit from a strong network of farmers in the Anderson Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains, Arroyo Seco, and El Dorado foothills. She then uses minimal-interventionist winemaking techniques to showcase the unique characteristics of the grapes and the vineyards. For Kristie, sustainability is a priority — not only with the vineyards’ farming practices but also by having long-term relationships with her growers and customers. These small-production wines, annual production of 1400 cases, get unparalleled attention.


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