13th Street Vineyard Riesling 2017

Tasting Notes

This fully dry Riesling has a fruity aroma with golden delicious apple, yellow pear, lime and developing mineral notes and subtle spice. Dry with refreshing acidity and flavours of lime skin, honeycomb and wet stone, it is medium-bodied with great length. Will certainly reward medium-term cellaring with added complexity and softer acid.

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APPELLATION

VQA Creek Shores

VINEYARD

13th Street Vineyard

GRAPE VARIETY

100% Riesling

BRIX AT HARVEST

18.3

ALCOHOL CONTENT

11.5%

RESIDUAL SUGAR

3.5 grams/Litre

  • With food, take advantage of the vibrant acidity and serve it alongside dishes with high acidity to match or with richer dishes as a refreshing counterpoint. Salads, fish, shellfish, fatty pork, smoked foods or fresh tangy cheeses will all fare well here.

    WINEMAKING NOTES

    This Riesling was hand-picked in late October entirely from the old vines at the 13th Street Vineyard, planted in the late 1970s and early 1980s. After manual sorting to select only exceptionally sound and ripe fruit, whole bunches were pressed slowly after some skin contact in the press. The juice was moved to stainless steel tanks where fermentation took place. Once fermentation was complete, the wines were moved to temperature-controlled steel tanks where they remained on the fine lees in order to develop additional weight and richness. They were kept at cool temperatures, in order to prevent malolactic fermentation, for several months during which time they were racked periodically. The wine was bottled in August, 2018.

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