2015 13th Street Vineyard Riesling

A fruity aroma with peach and floral notes plus hints of mineral and subtle spice.

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  • TASTING NOTES

This fully dry Riesling has a fruity aroma with peach and floral notes plus hints of mineral and subtle spice. Dry with medium plus acidity and lovely freshness, it is medium-bodied with great length. Will certainly reward medium-term cellaring with added complexity and softer acid. 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 May 2016.

TECHNICAL NOTES

  • APPELLATION: VQA Creek Shores
  • VINEYARD(S): 13th Street Vineyard
  • GRAPE VARIETY(IES): 100% Riesling
  • BRIX AT HARVEST: 20.3
  • ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12%
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR: 3 grams – Dry
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  • TASTING NOTES

This fully dry Riesling has a fruity aroma with peach and floral notes plus hints of mineral and subtle spice. Dry with medium plus acidity and lovely freshness, it is medium-bodied with great length. Will certainly reward medium-term cellaring with added complexity and softer acid. 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 May 2016.

TECHNICAL NOTES

  • APPELLATION: VQA Creek Shores
  • VINEYARD(S): 13th Street Vineyard
  • GRAPE VARIETY(IES): 100% Riesling
  • BRIX AT HARVEST: 20.3
  • ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12%
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR: 3 grams – Dry
Appellation

VQA Creek Shores

Vineyard

13th Street Vineyard

Grape Variety

100% Riesling

Brix at Harvest

20.3

Alcohol Content

12%

Residual Sugar

3 grams/Litre

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Reviews

90 Points -- David Lawrason -- WineAlign

“From a warm Niagara vintage and maturing vines, this a nicely generous, ripe peach, lemon and spicy nose that reminds me of riesling from Germany's more southerly Pfalz region. It is medium weight, off-dry, quite rich yet lively with pineapple, green herbs and spice on the palate. Not as nervy and steely as many Niagara rieslings, but it is well balanced, a touch spritzed and it shows excellent length. Tasted May 2018”

90 Points -- Rick Vansickle -- WinesInNiagara.com

“ Formerly known as the Funk Vineyard, this was planted in 1975 and yields the estate’s oldest grapes. The Riesling here is co-planted with clones 21b and 49 and is picked and fermented (perfectly dry) together. It has interesting aromas of grapefruit, ginger, river-rock minerality, bruised apple and zesty lime. There’s an earthy/funky feel on the palate with depth and complexity to the citrus, bin apple and mineral flavours. All of this delivered with taut and racy acidity. Would love to watch this evolve.”