Essence Riesling 2018
On the palate it has flavours of crab apples, lime curd and lemon zest with bracing acidity and a mineral-tinged long finish.Enjoy with oysters, white-fleshed lake fish, bloomy rind cheese or anything deep-fried. Although drinking well on release, will certainly reward medium-to-long term aging.
VQA Creek Shores
13th Street Vineyard
BRIX AT HARVEST
- Included on Decanter’s list of Top 12 Canadian Rieslings
- WINEMAKING NOTES
- Our Essence line of wines are winemaker JP Colas’ expression of vineyard and vintage and for his second Essence Riesling he again selected fruit from our very oldest Riesling vines at the 13th Street Vineyard. The fruit was harvest by hand in late October and was then whole cluster pressed into four seasoned 500L French oak casks for fermentation and aging. JP’s objective was to add both structure and texture to the delicate Riesling without overwhelming with oak aromas and flavours. The wine was fermented almost totally dry but the tannins from the oak give a full impression on the palate. Following one year in the oak casks, the wine was transferred to a 1000L stainless steel tank for resting until the wine was bottled in March 2020 following light fining and filtration.
Michaela Morris, Decanter
Winemaker at 13th Street since 2009, French-born JP Colas previously worked at Domaine Laroche in Chablis. This is the second vintage of Essence, his small-batch Riesling, made from the estate’s oldest vines and aged in 500-litre seasoned French oak barrels. Apple and pear aromas are tinged with honey and smoke. On the palate, warm slate meets lemon meringue pie, and a creamy texture is offset by tangy acidity. Long and seamless.
Included in Decanter's list of top 12 Canadian Rieslings.