Production: 175 Cases
Availability: Winery direct
Variety or Blend: Riesling
Vineyard Designation: Lepp David’s Vineyard
Region: Niagara Lakeshore
Vine Age: 8 years
Soil: Sand and loam with large amount of clay
Wine Style: Dry
Alcohol Content: 12.8%
TA: 7.0 g/L
Ageing: Drink now through 2021
Serving Temperature: 8 – 12 degrees Celsius
The 2016 Dry 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 to 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 green apples, pears and citrus fill the glass. A bouquet of melons, key lime, kiwi fruit and honeysuckle add complexity and intensity to this Riesling profile.
Layers of fresh fruit fill the mouth. Citrus, green apple and pear are layered with subtle texture and balance. Hints of dried apricot and juicy lemon are supported by a clean and refreshing balance of acidity. Our Dry Riesling incorporates a fruit-driven palate with a tight focus and medium-long finish. A pleasant light-medium bodied wine with a lingering finish that drinks well and pairs with many styles of food.