Anthony Nappa Luminous Riesling 2016 (750ml/12)
About Anthony Nappa
Anthony Nappa studied botany at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and completed a degree in ‘Fruit and Vegetable Agriculture’ from the Stockbridge School of Agriculture. Anthony went to New Zealand to receive his formal training in winemaking from Lincoln University in Christchurch where he received degrees in Viticulture and Oenology. Anthony has extensive experience particularly in cool climate farming and winemaking. He has worked as a winemaker in New Zealand, Southern Italy, ...New York, New Jersey
This Riesling was handcrafted from fruit sourced from Sheldrake Point Vineyardson the west bank of Cayuga Lakein the Finger Lakes region of New York. This bright wine has natural residual sugar occurring from arresting the fermentation. With aromas of honeysuckle and citrus blossoms, expressing golden apple and guava fruit, this delicate wine balances a sweet, round middle with a crisp, dry, acidic finish.
Wine Advocate"The 2015 Riesling "Luminous" is unoaked and off-dry (11.8 grams per liter of residual sugar). It comes in at just 11.2% alcohol and was actually sourced from the Finger Lakes. Full of fruit in its youth, this shows plenty of concentration. Rather tropical, it seems packed with pear and peach, the sugar coming through and very much changing the flavor profile of this wine. It is ultimately quite delicious, with some grip on the finish and all that tasty fruit. This does have a slightly eccentric air to it, yet it is so loaded with delicious fruit and nicely structured to boot that I couldn't resist leaning up on this bargain. Classic--it is not. Hard to resist--that it is." - Mark Squires, April 2016