The highly anticipated launch of the 2011 Tierce Dry Riesling is here! The celebration will highlight three cool-climate vineyards, three winemakers and one remarkable wine. Tierce Dry Riesling represents a collaboration between Anthony Road Wine Company , Fox Run Vineyards and Red Newt Cellars – integrating not only the varying vineyard expressions of Seneca Lake, but also the individual philosophies of the winemakers.
Peter Bell (Fox Run), Johannes Reinhardt (Anthony Road) and David Whiting (Red Newt) have peered through the prism of cool-climate terroir to produce Tierce. Drawing from three distinct winegrowing subregions of Seneca Lake, this Riesling offers complexities and nuances that set it apart from all others – making it uniquely Finger Lakes.
Mingle with the "Tierce Brothers" and enjoy three unique tasting courses throughout the evening. Guests will be welcomed with the 2010 Tierce that was served at the Presidental Inaugural Luncheon in Washington D.C. in January. The Official Welcome will start at 7:15PM
with an interesting tasting of the separate 2011 Tierce Dry Riesling
varietal components. Only then will the 2011 Tierce be poured. The event
will have the 2011 Tierce available for purchase and time for the three
winemakers to autograph bottles.
Each tasting is being paired with a wonderful selection of passed hors d’oeuvres by Chef Samantha Buyskes. There will also be an "FLX Board" of local cheeses, charcuterie, and seasonal accompaniments as well as housemade cookies and coffee. The event emcee is Evan Dawson, author of Summer in a Glass: The Coming of Age of Winemaking in the Finger Lakes. Autographed copies of his book will be available for purchase.
Tierce Dry Riesling represents a unique collaborative effort of Anthony Road Wine Company, Fox Run Vineyards and Red Newt Wine Cellars.. This wine pulls together not only the unique vineyard expressions of Seneca Lake, but also the individual philosophies of the participating winemakers.
Three vineyards, three winemakers, one wine. "Tierce". Peter Bell (Fox Run), Johannes Reinhardt (Anthony Road) and DavidWhiting (Red Newt) have peered through the mystique of terroir to produce "Tierce". An expression of the synergy of three distinctive winegrowing subregions of Seneca Lake, this Riesling is lean and focused, offering complexities and nuances that set it apart from all others and make it uniquely Finger Lakes. Each contributed Riesling components to make a blend that wine historian and reviewer Paul Lukacs has described as “enthralling” and “simply fantastic.”
Peter, Johannes and Dave not only decided what blend to create, they also chose to seal the bottle with a screw cap because this type of closure works well for wines with delicate aromas, such as a Riesling. Fox Run winemaker, Peter Bell, noted that, Screw caps with Riesling wines are quite clearly the way of the future. Corks, natural or synthetic, have a tendency to affect the wine's aroma.
Last week's blending session of Tierce yielded some outstanding results. The blend has been identified, and the winemakers are excited. Check out some photos of the Tierce Brothers (and company) hard at work.