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Dr. Konstantin Frank Rkatsiteli 2016

Other White Wine from Finger Lakes, New York
    12% ABV
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    12% ABV

    Winemaker Notes

    Medium intensity with dominant characters of pear, grapefruit, tea leaf and basil with elegant mineral undertones. Despite being a fresh, crisp, light style, the wine has a very good palate weight with a textural mouthfeel and lengthy finish.

    Pair with feta-stuffed olives, sushi and seafood stir fry.

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    Dr. Konstantin Frank

    Dr. Konstantin Frank

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    Dr. Konstantin Frank, Finger Lakes, New York
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    Dr. Konstantin Frank ignited the "Vinifera Revolution" a movement that forever changed the course of wine growing in the Finger Lakes and the United States. Dr. Frank’s vision, knowledge and determination are credited with elevating the New York wine industry from a state of happy mediocrity to a level that today commands world attention.

    Dr. Frank’s Wine Cellars is proud of its international winemaking team with each member bringing in their particular expertise. The talented group includes winemakers from California, Australia, France and Germany. The focus on world class wines continues with each generation of the family, each member living up to the Frank Family tradition of excellence.

    Finger Lakes

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    As the most historic wine-producing region in New York state, winemaking in the Finger Lakes area dates back to the 1820s and today as a region, accounts for 90% of the state’s total wine production.

    Its narrow and deep lakes created by the movement of Ice Age glaciers create an environment similar to the classic Riesling-loving regions of Europe, namely Germany and Austria. The Finger Lakes retain summer heat that incidentally warms up cold winter air, making it fall down from the lakes’ steep slopes. When spring comes, the lakes, already cooled by cold winter weather, stave off vine budding until the danger of frost has subsided. The main lakes of the zone, that is those big enough to moderate the climate in this way, are the focal points of prime vineyard areas. They include Canandaigua, Keuka, Seneca, and Cayuga.

    While Riesling has fueled most of the region’s success, today Pinot noir and Cabernet Franc enjoy some attention.

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    Beyond the usual suspects, there are hundreds of white grape varieties grown throughout the world. Some are indigenous specialties capable of producing excellent single varietal wines, while others are better suited for use as blending grapes. Each has its own distinct viticultural characteristics, as well as aroma and flavor profiles, offering much to be discovered by the curious wine lover. In particular, Portugal, Spain, Italy and Greece are known for having a multitude of unique varieties but they can really be found in any region.

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