Expression Riesling 2021
Pale in the glass with aromas of peach, lime zest and flowers, with notes of minerality. The palate is refreshing with bright acidity balanced by subtle sweetness and flavours of candied peach, lime and spice. The finish is flavourful and long with lingering acidity. Enjoy on its own or pair with spicy foods to contrast or acidic foods to balance. A perfect compliment to pork or turkey with dried apricot stuffing with fresh herbs!Download Notes
VQA Niagara Peninsula
13th Street Vineyard
BRIX AT HARVEST
Wine, like art, is an expression. An expression of the winemaker’s style, the vineyard’s terroir, the grape variety, and your taste.
Our Expression Riesling is a blend of our four estate vineyards in Creek Shores, created to showcase both a perfect Expression of Niagara Riesling and also of our winemaker’s style! The grapes were harvested in mid-October and immediately pressed into stainless steel tanks for a cool fermentation which was stopped to retain balancing residual sugar. The wine was lightly fined and filtered before bottling in
Late winter and early spring had higher than average temperatures leading to an early bud break on May 10th (one week earlier than last year). The high temperatures continued through spring leading to rapid canopy development, flowering and fruit set. The heat continued through the summer with just enough rain to refresh the vines. Harvest began in late August with Chardonnay for sparkling. After a two week
break due to excessive rain, harvest continued throughout late September and early October with aromatic whites and lighter reds. Harvest continued throughout October and November with later ripening reds, ending with Cabernet Sauvignon in late November. Overall, yields were moderate due to thorough sorting and preventative management. Wines should be drunk on release or cellared for the medium-term.