2016 June’s Vineyard Riesling 90
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Fresh and fruity aromas with notes of peach and honey with a light subtle herbal character.

TECHNICAL NOTES

  • APPELLATION: VQA Creek Shores
  • VINEYARD(S): June’s Vineyard
  • GRAPE VARIETY(IES): 100% Riesling
  • BRIX AT HARVEST: 19.8°
  • ALCOHOL CONTENT: 12.0%
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR: 12 grams/Litre
  • TOTAL PRODUCTION: 450 cases of 12

TASTING NOTES

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Fresh and fruity aromas jump out of the glass with notes of peach and honey with a light subtle herbal character and light minerality adding complexity. Dry to just off-dry with vibrant acidity surrounded by peach and citrus fruit flavours with a touch of honey on the finish. Extremely food-friendly and versatile with salads, river fish, spiced and spicy foods or on its own as a perfect aperitif.

WINEMAKING NOTES

June’s Vineyard is a unique site with significant quantities of decomposed yellow limestone amongst the clay loam soils giving the wines an extra dimension of stony minerality on top of the ripe fruit and flowery aromas. Named after one of the owners of the winery, this site which was planted in 1999, continues to deliver exceptional Riesling and Chardonnay making two of the most distinctive wines in our portfolio. Clone 49 Riesling is an old clone which was popular in Alsace, France for many years. Its trademarks are exceptional fruit and floral character with an appealing green herbal note in young wines. We continue to work very hard to capture the very best expression of this site vintage after vintage.

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Wine Reviews

David Lawrason — WineAlign

90 Points

"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"

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