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  • Glacial Activity that created the Finger Lakes also produced very complex soil patternsThe greatest wine-growing regions in the world have soils rich in limestone, shale, gravel; The Finger Lakes stands proudly among themSite-Specificity: vineyards planted on varying soils show great mineral expressions that are specific to their underlying soils
  • Why do We Love RieslingTerroir, A Sense of Place: Rieslings are incredible vessels for expression of site, you can “taste the soil” in site-specific examplesWine + Food: wine’s place in history is on the table, with food, and Riesling’s fantastic natural acidity & fruit profile is extremely versatile with cuisineLongevity: Riesling can age extremely well because of its balance of acidity & fruit extractHold the Oak: while many New World wines are over-oaked to accommodate the “modern palate”, Riesling will never see new oak, maintaining a great freshness and always expressing its fruit character & birthplace

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  • 1. FINGER LAKES WINE REGION
  • 2. THE FINGER LAKES: AMERICA’S PREMIERCOOL-CLIMATE WINE REGION
  • 3. FINGER LAKES: A BRIEF HISTORY• 1860: Pleasant Valley Wine Company in Hammondsport, first US bonded winery• Dr. Frank promoted Vitis vinifera in New York – hired by like-minded Charles Fournier (French Champagne maker) and president of Gold Seal Vineyards• 1962: Dr. Konstantin Frank creates Vinifera Wine Cellars, which quickly gains reputation for making excellent Riesling• 1976: New York Farm Winery Act passed, permitting wineries to sell directly to public• Dozens of new wineries begin to pop-up along the Finger Lakes in the 1980s-1990s, focusing on Vinifera
  • 4. WINERIES & VINEYARDS TODAYOver 100 Finger Lakes wineries9,300 acres of grapes20% Vinifera1,900 acres ~ 5,800 tons ~ 350,000 casesGrowing Acreage of Vinifera PlantingsFocus on Riesling & Aromatic WhitesWhites ~65%
  • 5. VINEYARDS PLANTED ON SLOPING LAKESHORES
  • 6. BREATHTAKING VINEYARD & LAKE VIEWS
  • 7. WHERE ARE THE FINGER LAKES?
  • 8. FINGER LAKES TOPOGRAPHYVARYING SLOPES AND ASPECTS
  • 9. WHY DO THE LAKES MATTER?THE LAKE EFFECT• Lake Ontario to the North, warm air currents in the winter, cool air currents in the summer• Depth of Finger Lakes provide beneficial “lake effect” to the vineyards planted on the shores• Warmer Minimum temperatures in Winter• Cooler Maximum temperatures in Summer• Helps compensate for Continental Climate• Elevation of Vineyard & Distance from Water creates vineyard diversity
  • 10. RIESLING: KING OF FINGER LAKES WHITES
  • 11. THE INTERNATIONAL RIESLING FOUNDATION’S RIESLING TASTE PROFILE www.drinkriesling.com•Stylistic Diversity•Dry, Lean, taut•Off-Dry, lush, with balanced acidity•Sweet, dessert-style (Ice Wine & Late-Harvest)
  • 12. THE FINGER LAKES: AMERICA’S PREMIERCOOL-CLIMATE WINE REGION