Finger Lakes Wine of the Week:
Goose Watch Winery 2014 Aromella
By Nicholas Baldwin
Developed by Cornell University, the Aromella grape is brand new and is currently only grown in three vineyards around the world. Just a short trip north of Ithaca, on Cayuga Lake, Goose Watch Winery has planted vines of Aromella and the 2014 vintage shines. As the name suggests, this wine boasts a large punch of aromas of tangerines, white peach, sweet apple, lavender, thyme, nectarine and honey. With a few swirls, the aromas mingle and dance right out of the glass. The 2014 Goose Watch Aromella is a medium bodied and semi-dry wine. If you like the region’s off-dry Rieslings, then this is a wine for you. The residual sugar is balanced nicely by bright acid on the side of your tongue.
This wine would make a great pairing for Asian stir-fry dishes and don’t fear the heat. It would also make for a nice pairing to fresh fruit, desserts and light salads such as a Waldorf salad. The next time you’re touring the wineries of Cayuga Lake, be sure to visit Goose Watch and try the 2014 Aromella–you just may be surprised.
Nicholas Baldwin has worked in the wine and spirits business for more than 12 years and traveled the world visiting vineyards. He holds numerous wine certifications.
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