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2016 Estate Riesling

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Production: 55 Cases

Availability: Winery direct

Vintage: 2016

Variety or Blend: Riesling

Vineyard Designation: Adamo Estate Vineyard

Region: Ontario (Hockley Hills)

Vine Age: 4 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

Ageing: Drink now through 2021

Serving Temperature: 8 – 12 degrees Celsius

Winemaking:

The 2016 Estate Riesling was harvested 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 good botrytis and we selected our harvest date based on the botrytis and 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 to 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:

Straw with a clear hue.

Aromas:

Citrus fruits and tree fruit aromas of apricot and pear fill the glass. While an underlying bouquet of apple blossom, green apple and honeysuckle add complexity and intensity to this Riesling profile.

Palate:

Layers of fruit and texture fill the mouth. Citrus pith, citrus flesh and spice are layered with subtle texture and balance. Hints of elderflower, followed by dried apricot and juicy lemon are supported by a clean, refreshing balance of acidity. Our Estate Riesling incorporates a fruit-driven palate with a tight focus and med-long finish. A pleasant light-medium bodied wine with a lingering finish that drinks well on its own and pairs with many styles of food.

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