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Dr. Konstantin Frank Rkatsiteli 2013

Dr. Konstantin Frank - New York - United States - Finger Lakes - Keuka Lake

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Rated 89 by Robert Parker
The 2013 Rkatsiteli, an unusual grape in the USA, is better known in Eastern Europe. It is unoaked and comes in at 11.5% alcohol and 10 grams per liter of residual sugar. With a bit of a sour lemonball nuance mingling with herbs on the finish, this also has surprisingly good body relative to the price point and a powerful fragrance. Despite the fairly high residual sugar level, it still shows dry, the high acidity for which the grape is known (plus Finger Lakes terroir) evenly and easily balancing it. Overall, this is a very nice value in something a bit different for many Americans. Of course, Frank... read more... Additional information »
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Region: New York

New York state has a relatively long history of wine-making and vineyard cultivation, with vineyards in the region dating back to the Dutch settlements of the 17th century. As such, the region has slowly discovered the unique qualities of their terroir, and has developed a distinctive set of grape varietals which have gone on to represent the state and make their wines both unique and highly regarded. New York state has four key wine producing areas – Lake Erie AVA, Finger Lakes AVA, Hudson River and Long Island, each making the most of their relatively cool climate and characterful terroirs. The strong blend of both traditional and contemporary wine making methods found in this region has led to New York state being responsible for many of the finest and most interesting wines to come out of the United States.

Country: United States

Whilst there are several strains of native grape varietals in the United States, it was the introduction of the European species which prompted the country to begin producing wines on a large scale. Over the past few centuries, experimentation and cross-breeding has produced great successes in regards to the quality and suitability of the fruit grown in states such as California, Oregon, Washington and New York, and the past few decades have seen New World wines from the United States reach much higher standards. Arguably the finest United States wines have always come out of California, where the climate and terrroir is most suitable for fine wine production. The masterful blending of classic grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, amongst others including Syrah and Chardonnay, have had world beating results in recent years, prompting many to suggest that there has never been a better time for buying and drinking United States wines.