Hermann J. Wiemer is regarded as one of the pioneers of viticulture and wine making in the Finger Lakes region of New York. As a native of Bernkastel, Germany who emigrated to the Finger Lakes in the 1960s, Hermann J. Wiemer was uniquely qualified to help establish and create a wine region now known for its Riesling identity. His mother’s family had been making wine in Germany’s Mosel Valley for more than 300 years. His father, Josef, a skilled nurseryman, had been in charge of the Agricultural Experiment Station in Bernkastel and was responsible for restoring vines in the Mosel region after WWII. Hermann spent the summers of his youth learning to graft by hand and later complemented the skill and knowledge passed from father to son by attending Germany’s premier wine making and viticultural institutions. However, it wasn’t until his experience in the Pfalz at the Viticultural Research institute in Neustadt (Forschungsinstitut fur Reblausbekampfung und Wiederaufbau der LLFA Neustadt) that Hermann was finally able to put his life experiences and education to practice.
Created from 100% Riesling grown in their estate vineyards, Hermann J. Wiemer Semi-Dry Riesling is a versatile, Kabinett-style Riesling marked by a refined interplay of sweetness and freshness. Harvested in the heart of their season, this delicate, fruit-forward wine reveals the classic flavors of the varietal and a rich mouthfeel with notes of creamed pear, orange blossom, succulent melon, apricot and minerality, leading to a long, satisfying finish. Pairs very well with Asian cuisine, poultry, shellfish.
Product of New York
Alcohol by Volume: 11%