Tuesday, May 28, 2013

2011 Tierce Riesling Release Party Set for July 6th, 2013

2011 Tierce Riesling Release Party Set for July 6th
Penn Yan, NY (May 28, 2013) – Mark your calendars for the highly anticipated launch of the 2011 Tierce Dry Riesling.  Held at Fox Run Vineyards on July 6th, the celebration will highlight three cool-climate vineyards, three winemakers and one remarkable wine. Tierce Dry Riesling represents a unique 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 participating winemakers.

Starting at 7 PM, there will be three tasting courses presented. Guests will be welcomed with the 2010 Tierce that was served at the Presidential Inaugural Luncheon in Washington D.C. in January. The next course will revolve around an interesting tasting of the separate 2011 Tierce Dry Riesling varietal components. Only then will the 2011 Tierce be poured. The 2011 Tierce will be available to purchase and time will be reserved for the three winemakers to autograph bottles. Each tasting is being paired with a wonderful selection of hors d’oeuvres by Chef Samantha Buyskes. The event emcee is Evan Dawson, author of Summer in A Glass: The Coming of Age of Winemaking in the Finger Lakes. Tickets are $35 per person and available online at www.tierce.eventbrite.com

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.  Says Bell, “It's a one-third each blend of lots from each winery. It's all done by a series of tastings where we do lots of trial blends, mostly based on hunches. Such as, what will this smoky-scented lot do to the wine in differing percentages? And ultimately we're looking for an austere style. We talk about minerality, electricity and tension. Can you quantify them? No, but we know what we're looking for.”

“What makes the Tierce Riesling slightly different from year to year is simply the diversity of each growing season. Each year’s unique ‘finger print’ is being captured in every bottle. It is important to allow the vintage to show its true face of its growing season,” continues Reinhardt.
"The Tierce project is not just about what comes from the vineyard and the cellar but rather it is an expression of collaboration, teamwork, and friendship,” added Dave Whiting, owner and winemaker at Red Newt Cellars.
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CONTACT: Marisa Indelicato, 315-536-4616,  Marisa@foxrunvineyards.com.