Available in the tasting room for $14.95 and in various wine shops around town.

Schulze Vineyards & Winery has released its newest vintage of their Siegfried white wine and once again it’s one of the most unique wines made in the state. If you’re a dry white wine lover you’ll be happy to know that since the 2010 vintage the winery has opted to keep this wine on the dry side with it’s gold reserve label.

The Siegfried grape was developed at the Research Center Geisenheim in Germany where they crossed Riesling and Oberlin 595 grapes in order to create an more earlier ripening, cold hardy and downy mildew resistant grape. There are only a handful of wineries growing Siegfried in North America and Schulze is the only producer in New York State releasing a single varietal version.

The 2011 release is powerfully aromatic with bright aromas of pineapple, white peach and apple with a curious cotton candy note. Even in its youth it’s still showing great balance with a zesty refreshing finish.