2017estateriesling

2017 Estate Riesling

$29.00

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Production: 34 Cases

Availability: Winery direct

Vintage: 2017

Variety or Blend: Riesling

Vineyard Designation: Adamo Estate Vineyard

Region: Ontario (Hockley Hills)

Vine Age: 5 years

Soil: Sand and loam with large deposits of limestone

Wine Style: Off-dry

Oak: None

Alcohol Content: 12.8%

PH: 3.30

TA: 7.0 g/L

RS: 12.0 g/L

Ageing: Drink now through 2023

Serving Temperature: 8 – 12 degrees Celsius

Winemaking:

The 2017 Estate Riesling was harvested in early November when the flavours were fully developed and the acidity was just right. We had 2 separate harvests of Riesling from each block. The older vines had a small crop and we selected our harvest date based on its flavours. We hand harvested each block separately 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, protein stabilized and filtered before bottling.

Appearance:

Pale straw with a clear hue.

Aromas:

Lemon-lime citrus fruits and tree fruit aromas of apple and pear fill the glass. While an underlying bouquet of honeysuckle and elderflower add complexity and intensity to this Riesling profile.

Palate:

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, key-lime, papaya and passionfruit carry the balance of sweetness and refreshing acidity. Our Estate Riesling incorporates a fruit driven palate with a tight focus, mineral notes and med-long finish. A pleasant medium bodied wine with a lingering finish that drinks well on its own and pairs with many styles of food.

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