A couple of Saturdays ago I drove up to Tousey Winery for their Rose & Riesling Release Party. I had found out about the party when I was attending an event at Cru Club Wine Bar in Rhinebeck.
On this beautiful Saturday I set forth for the ride to Germantown to do some Rose and Riesling tasting.
Many of you may know that I have been trying to find a Rose that I like. I can tell you this is up there and I've personally been quite pleased with the Rose wines that Ben has been making.
Rebellion Rose retails for $16
Now we moved on to the Riesling wines. There were two, one dry and one semi-sweet.
The 2012 Dry Riesling had a beautiful nose of honeysuckle peach and pear. The aromas reminded me of the smell of walking on the beach on a nice spring day.
Stone fruit filled the palate with slight minerality. I was really enjoying the taste of this wine when I noticed it was time for the next Riesling. This is a great summer Riesling.
This Riesling retails for $21 and is made from Estate Grown 100% Hudson Valley Riesling
The last wine tasted was the Semi-Sweet Riesling. These grapes were picked 3 weeks later than the dry Riesling grapes. They were left out there longer so that their sugar content would be a bit higher.
I am a bit sensitive to sweetness levels in a wine and guessed the residual sugar was between 1.5% and 2%. Well I think Ben was quite surprised when I approached the subject because the residual sugar is 1.7%.
The wine isn't overly sweet and was quite enjoyable. Would pair very well with a spicy seafood dish!
The Semi-Sweet Riesling retails for $19 and is made from Estate Grown 100% Hudson Valley Riesling.