Production: 34 Cases
Availability: Winery direct
Variety or Blend: Riesling
Vineyard Designation: Adamo Estate Vineyard
Region: Ontario (Hockley Hills)
Vine Age: 4-6 years
Soil: Sand and loam with large deposits of limestone
Wine Style: Off-dry
Alcohol Content: 12.0%
TA: 12.2 g/L
RS: 23.0 g/L
Ageing: Drink now through 2023
Serving Temperature: 8 – 12 degrees Celsius
The 2018 Estate Riesling was harvested in early November when the flavours were fully developed and the acidity was just right. We harvested our Riesling from each block on the same day and selected our harvest date based on the flavours in the grapes. We hand harvested each block
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 stopped when the balance was ideal and each fermented wine was then blended together. Our Riesling was then protein stabilized and filtered before bottling.
Pale straw with a clear hue.
A fruit explosion of citrus fruits, tropical fruits and tree fruits fill the glass. A bouquet of honeysuckle flowers, honeycomb and lime zest
add complexity and intensity to this Riesling profile. Grapefruit rind, guava and pineapple notes are underlying in this concentrated wine.
Layers of fruit and texture fill the mouth on this very concentrated Riesling. Grapefruit pith, nectarine, apricot and lime zest are layered with subtle texture and balance. Tropical fruits follow: guava, tangerine, keylime, papaya and passion fruit carry the balance of sweetness and refreshing acidity. Our Estate
Riesling incorporates a fruit driven palate with a tight focus, mineral notes and medium-long finish. A pleasant medium bodied wine with a
lingering finish that drinks well on its own and pairs with many styles of food.