Production: 292 Cases
Availability: Winery direct
Variety or Blend: Riesling
Vineyard Designation: Lepp David’s Vineyard
Region: Niagara Lakeshore
Vine Age: 9 years
Soil: Sand and loam with large amount of clay
Wine Style: Dry to off-dry
Alcohol Content: 12.0%
TA: 9.1 g/L
RS: 12 g/L
Ageing: Drink now through 2022
Serving Temperature: 8 – 12 degrees Celsius
The 2017 Lepp-David’s Vineyard Riesling was harvested when the flavours were fully developed and the acidity was just right. We selected our harvest date based on the overall ripeness and flavours. We hand harvested to protect the integrity of the fruit and whole cluster pressed in our gentle bladder press. Juice selection was made at the press pan to ensure there was not any over extraction of phenolic flavours from the grape skins. It was cold settled after pressing and then racked into stainless steel for a long, slow fermentation at cool temperatures to enhance aromatics and preserve fruitiness. The alcoholic fermentation was encouraged to go dry and was then protein stabilized and filtered before bottling.
Pale straw colour with a clear hue.
Aromas of citrus fruits: lemon, lime and grapefruit fill the glass. A bouquet of apple, pear and starfruit follow and add complexity and intensity to this Riesling profile.
Layers of fresh fruit fill the mouth. Citrus pith, green apple, pear and lemon zest are layered with subtle texture and balance. Hints of minerality are supported by a tight focus, great acidity and clean and refreshing balanced palate. Lepp-David’s Vineyard Riesling incorporates a fruit-driven palate with a tight focus, textured mid-palate and a very refreshing, med-long finish. A pleasant light-medium bodied wine with a lingering finish that drinks well and pairs with many styles of food.