Dry riesling


Dry riesling

Country USA
Region Finger Lakes


Style White
Grapes Riesling
Producer Weis

This flagship Riesling is wonderfully crisp, clean, and full. The nice balance of minerality, fruit, and lively acidity make this a perfect wine for pouring a glass or pairing with food. It presents with notes of lime, grapefruit, guava and lingering undertones of pear.

2022: 12.2% alcohol. RS: 5.3 g/L. TA: 9

Vintage notes 2022 :
The 2022 growing season produced a lower-than-normal yield because of a mild winter marked by extreme temperature variations. The coldest days led to damage in the vineyards.
A warm and dry spring carried through into summer. Diurnal variation (hot days balanced with cool nights) allowed for the retention of a fresh acidity within the grapes. Grapes were ripe but scarce, with small berries and lower yields across the board. Summer brought the rainy remnants of tropical storms to the Finger Lakes. The mid-August humidity and rains continued through September. Disease pressure was relatively low in 2022. October was strikingly dry, with the lowest monthly rainfall total on record in 21 years (.42”). 2022 is not short on quality despite the erratic, unpredictable weather. A strong backbone of acidity showed in the white varietals especially. The wines are balanced by fruit, and in some cases, residual sugar is left behind after fermentation. White wine grapes demonstrated a range of moderate to fully developed fruit flavors driven by vineyard location and harvest date.

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About the Producer

Hans Peter (Peter) Weis is the seventh generation in his family to make wine; however, he’s the first generation to make wine outside of the Mosel. Born and raised in Zell, Germany, Peter first came to the US for a winemaking job in Sonoma. A friend who was working at Dr. Konstantin Frank’s winery encouraged Peter to stop in the Finger Lakes on his way home...he never left. “The climate was nice and cold,” he says. For the next 10 years, Peter managed Dr. Frank’s German varietals from vineyard to glass, which helped him forge connections with terrific growers all over the Finger Lakes.

In 2016, Peter and his wife Ashlee, a Hammondsport native and fellow winemaker, received the opportunity to buy a property on the East side of Keuka Lake from retiring winemakers. They took a leap of faith and produced their first vintage that year. The tasting room was opened in May 2017 and in the Spring of 2020, they started their first estate vineyard, Day Road. Located by Keuka Lake just minutes from the winery, it is planted with Riesling, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and Saperavi, a teinturier-type grape variety native to the country of Georgia.

The Weis wines can be summed up in one word: precision. Every one of Peter’s wines has a pure and elegant focus, the result of a detailed, Germanic-style dialogue between a winemaker and excellent vineyard sites. In a very short period of time, Weis Vineyards has emerged as one of the most exciting wineries in the Finger Lakes.

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"German Lessons in the Finger Lakes", Naomi Thorner - October 2023