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Hermann J. Wiemer Riesling Late Harvest 2014 750ml
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Hermann J. Wiemer Late Harvest Riesling 2014

Seneca Lake - Finger Lakes - New York - United States

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Rated 93 by Decanter
The ‘Late Harvest’ label on this wine is a bit misleading for though it contains 54 grams per liter of residual sugar, it is crafted in such a deft way that many might consider it more of a table wine than a dessert wine. The nose is glorious, offering a mélange of lime skin, papaya, wild strawberries and subtle petrol. Though the palate presents a soft, lightly sweet cushion of fruit, it feels almost weightless, largely on account of the fine and lifting acidity. A very pretty wine that manages to be light on its feet in spite of its sugar content. (Vinous)
Rated 93 by Robert Parker
The 2014 Riesling Late Harvest has 52 grams per liter of residual sugar. Wonderfully fresh, not just sweet, this has a clean and transparent finish and a feel to it that makes it seem far drier than it is. Its fine acidity cuts through the rich fruit and sugar, meaning that this isn't cloying–not even a little bit. All the while it tastes great and its delectable flavors linger on the palate. It's a beauty.

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Varietal: Riesling

Riesling grapes have been grown in and around central Europe for centuries, and over time, they became the lasting symbol of south Germany's ancient and proud wine culture. Whilst the reputation of German wines abroad has in the past been mixed, the Germans themselves take an enormous amount of pride in their wineries, and Riesling grapes have now spread around the globe, growing anywhere with the correct climate in which they can thrive. Riesling grape varietals generally require much cooler climatic conditions than many other white grapes, and they are generally considered to be a very 'terroir expressive' varietal, meaning that the features and characteristics of the terroir they are grown on comes across in the flavors and aromas in the bottle. It is this important feature which has allowed Riesling wines to be elevated into the category of 'fine' white wines, as the features of the top quality bottles are generally considered to be highly unique and offer much to interest wine enthusiasts.

Region: New York

To get some idea of how well established many of the wineries in New York state are, one only has to look to certain locations around the Hudson River area of the region, where there are several wineries which have vineyards dating back over three hundred years. This relatively long tradition of wine-making for a New World country has resulted in some truly exceptional wines, making the most of the imported grape varietals which thrive in the cooler, damper climatic conditions which characterize the state. New York today produces a wide range of wine styles, but is mostly known for its white wines made from such esteemed varietals as Riesling and Pinot Noir, and a few superb sparkling wines which demonstrate the strengths of the Chardonnay grapes grown there.

Country: United States

Of all the New World wine countries, perhaps the one which has demonstrated the most flair for producing high quality wines - using a combination of traditional and forward-thinking contemporary methods - has been the United States of America. For the past couple of centuries, the United States has set about transforming much of its suitable land into vast vineyards, capable of supporting a wide variety of world-class grape varietals which thrive on both the Atlantic and the Pacific coastlines. Of course, we immediately think of sun-drenched California in regards to American wines, with its enormous vineyards responsible for the New World's finest examples of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot based wines, but many other states have taken to viticulture in a big way, with impressive results. Oregon, Washington State and New York have all developed sophisticated and technologically advanced wine cultures of their own, and the output of U.S wineries is increasing each year as more and more people are converted to their produce.