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Hermann J. Wiemer Semi Dry Riesling 2019
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This is a white wine imageHermann J. Wiemer Semi Dry Riesling 2019

$19.20$14.95
 
Wine Advocate 91
"The 2019 Riesling Semi-Dry comes in with 24 grams per liter of residual sugar and 11% alcohol. Firm on the finish, this has its share of sugar, but much of it seems to be eaten up by the acidity. There's a lovely, long and somewhat tense finish on this big overachiever of this year. On paper this is sweeter than its sibling, the semi-dry Riesling from Standing Stone this report (although that is ... read more
This is a white wine
Item ID: #37773
Shelf at store:8d
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Wine Advocate 91
"The 2019 Riesling Semi-Dry comes in with 24 grams per liter of residual sugar and 11% alcohol. Firm on the finish, this has its share of sugar, but much of it seems to be eaten up by the acidity. There's a lovely, long and somewhat tense finish on this big overachiever of this year. On paper this is sweeter than its sibling, the semi-dry Riesling from Standing Stone this report (although that is labeled just "Riesling"), but this tastes a bit drier, with a longer and crisper finish. Beautifully constructed, it is balanced, fresh and delicious. It should hold for at least a decade, probably more. It's a nice bargain, to say the least. There were 3,400 cases produced."

The Wine
"Our versatile, Kabinett-style Riesling is marked by a refined interplay of sweetness and freshness. Harvested in the heart of our season, this delicate, fruit-forward wine reveals the classic flavors of the varietal. The Riesling grape is known for expressing well in any range, from dry to sweet. Our semi-dry style exhibits a rich mouthfeel and a satisfying finish. Its mango-like juiciness makes this crowd-pleasing wine appropriate for summer sipping, or for pairing with myriad full-flavored foods. " ~ Winery notes

THE WINERY
Hermann Wiemer has been a viticulture and winemaking pioneer in New York since he emigrated from Bernkastel, Germany in the 1960s, and the winery today remains a leader in the Finger Lakes for both wine production and vine propagation.

Hermann was born to make wine. His mothers family had over 300 years of winemaking experience in the Mosel, and his father was responsible for restoring vines in that region after World War II. Hermann grew up learning to graft vines by hand with his father before attending prestigious German winemaking and viticultural institutions. When Hermann moved to New York he discovered that the western shore of Seneca Lake was quite similar to the cool climate and gravelly soils of the Mosel. Using his grafting skills, Wiemer planted one of the first successful vinifera vineyards on Seneca Lake in 1976. His dedication and attention to detail allowed the project to thrive, and Hermann J. Wiemer has become known as a premier domestic Riesling producer.

Since 2007, the winery has been run by Hermanns longtime apprentice Fred Merwarth and the agronomist Oskar Bynke. Fred works to further Hermanns vision by precise and thorough vineyard management and winemaking, while Oskar focuses on winery operations.

The wines of Hermann J. Wiemer are stunning, pure Rieslings that speak of Seneca Lake with more than a little reference to the Mosel. The grapes are grown in three distinct estate vineyards that take advantage of the various microclimates and aspects of the western shore of Seneca Lake. The original 1976 vineyard, HJW, is where the winery resides. The Josef and Magdalena vineyards are about 10 miles north and differ greatly in slope, soil, and vine age. From the Dry Riesling which blends the vineyards together to the single vineyard offerings, Hermann J. Wiemer deserves a place amongst the great wines of not only America but also the world.

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Hermann J. Wiemer WineryHermann was born to make wine. His mother's family had over 300 years of winemaking experience in the Mosel, and his father was responsible for restoring vines in that region after World War II. Hermann grew up learning to graft vines by hand with his father before attending prestigious German winemaking and viticultural institutions. When Hermann moved to New York he discovered that the western shore of Seneca Lake was quite similar to the cool climate and gravelly soils of the Mosel. Using his grafting skills, Wiemer planted one of the first successful vinifera vineyards on Seneca Lake in 1976. His dedication and attention to detail allowed the project to thrive, and Hermann J. Wiemer has become known as a premier domestic Riesling producer.

Since 2007, the winery has been run by Hermann's longtime apprentice Fred Merwarth and the agronomist Oskar Bynke. Fred works to further Hermann's vision by precise and thorough vineyard management and winemaking, while Oskar focuses on winery operations.

The wines of Hermann J. Wiemer are stunning, pure Rieslings that speak of Seneca Lake with more than a little reference to the Mosel. The grapes are grown in three distinct estate vineyards that take advantage of the various microclimates and aspects of the western shore of Seneca Lake. The original 1976 vineyard, HJW, is where the winery resides. The Josef and Magdalena vineyards are about 10 miles north and differ greatly in slope, soil, and vine age. From the Dry Riesling which blends the vineyards together to the single vineyard offerings, Hermann J. Wiemer deserves a place amongst the great wines of not only America but also the world.

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