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Forge Cellars Breakneck Creek Riesling 2021
$29.87$22.95
Finely woven through all of the 2021 vintage wines is a saline quality, an unmistakable nod to the sea. Tucked behind this stentorian shadow of salinity are the flowers of the vintage, delicate yet perceptible in the glass. Perhaps this was most noticeable in the difference between the two clones of Riesling harvested at Breakneck, each vinified and aged separately, and each showing remarkably distinctive personalities. On the one hand, we had a clone that ... read more
Shelf Location — 121c
Size:750mL (wine)
Alcohol by vol:12.8%
Closure:Cork
Store Item ID:#56133
Location at store:121c
Item Description
Finely woven through all of the 2021 vintage wines is a saline quality, an unmistakable nod to the sea. Tucked behind this stentorian shadow of salinity are the flowers of the vintage, delicate yet perceptible in the glass. Perhaps this was most noticeable in the difference between the two clones of Riesling harvested at Breakneck, each vinified and aged separately, and each showing remarkably distinctive personalities. On the one hand, we had a clone that showed classic Breakneck features–salt, gravel, vibrancy–and on the other, we had a suave new persona filled with wild roses and lilies.

This was such a fascinating discovery that up until the final moments of blending, we had planned to bottle the clones separately. Ultimately, in the late hours of contemplation, we determined that the two personalities of Breakneck complimented each other in a way that made the final wine feel more “complete,” and in all honesty, more interesting to drink (the juxtaposition on your palate makes for an exhilarating game of cat and mouse).
About Forge Cellars
We are a small, artisanal producer focusing entirely on Riesling and Pinot Noir. We are made up of three like-minded and passionate friends--French Winemaker-Grower, Louis Barruol of Château de Saint Cosme in Gigondas and Finger Lakes partners Justin Boyette (Winemaker) and Richard Rainey (Vineyards, General Manager).

We strive to grow grapes and handcraft wines of interest and value that perfectly balance minerality, aromatics and fruit to reflect our exceptional Finger Lakes terroir. Each vintage is viewed as an opportunity to express our region - to reflect its soils, its cool climate and its hillside lake terroirs.

Our choices in the cellar guard the purity of our vineyards. Simply put, we make wine in the traditional, handcrafted manner. We harvest by hand. We sort by hand. We load the grapes into the press by hand. We shovel the vats out by hand. We employ spontaneous fermentation and ferment in very tiny lots, so that we truly understand the expression of the vineyard each year. We use very low levels of sulphur and don't fine or filter our red wines.
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