Producer: Buttonwood Grove Winery
Region: Finger Lakes AVA
Winemaking Notes: Fermented and aged in neutral oak barrels
Price: $19*

* Review sample provided by the winery

Buttonwood Grove Winery 2019 Riesling Pét-Nat

90 points

It's nice to see a pet-nat that still sells for less than $20 – and it's even nicer when it's as delicious as this one.

Lemon-lime aromas are made just a bit more interesting by some citrus blossom floral notes and the faintest hints of yeasty fermentation.

Fruity and brisk, the palate is again dominated by bright citrus qualities with some green apple joining the party. The combination of lively carbonation and lively acidity makes it incredibly fresh and refreshing. The finish shows nice length as well with flowers and some slate-y minerality.

About Author

Lenn Thompson, a proud Pittsburgh, PA native, moved to Long Island more than a decade ago and quickly fell in love with the region’s dynamic and emerging wine community. A digital and content marketing and community professional by day, he founded in early 2004 to share his passion for the wines, beers and spirits of New York State. After running that site -- which became the premier source for independent New York wine commentary, reviews and news -- for 12 years, he launched in late 2016 to add the wines of Virginia, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Vermont and beyond to his beat. Lenn currently serves as the wine columnist for The Suffolk Times weekly newspaper and is the former editor of the Long Island Wine Gazette. He contributes or has contributed to publications like Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Beverage Media, Edible Brooklyn, Edible East End and Edible Hudson Valley. Lenn served on the board of directors for Drink Local Wine, and is the creator and founder of TasteCamp, an annual regional wine immersion conference for writers and trade. An admitted riesling and cabernet franc fanatic, he’s intensely passionate about eating local and the many local wine regions of America. Lenn lives in Miller Place, NY with his wife Nena, son Jackson, daughter Anna and their dog, Casey Lemieux Thompson.

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