2018 Essence Riesling

$34.95

  • Our 2018 Essence Riesling is intensely aromatic with complex notes of freshly zested lime, baked green pear, candied cinnamon and vanilla bean. 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.

    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.

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  • Our 2018 Essence Riesling is intensely aromatic with complex notes of freshly zested lime, baked green pear, candied cinnamon and vanilla bean. 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.

    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.

Appellation

VQA Creek Shores

Vineyard

Lakeshore Farm Vineyard

Grape Variety

100% Riesling

Brix at Harvest

18.3

Alcohol Content

11.5%

Residual Sugar

9 grams/Litre

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