2017 Riesling Icewine (375 mL)

2017 Riesling Icewine (375 mL)

Regular price $49.95

Description

The early cold of winter in the Short Hills Bench allows for a consistently high-quality Riesling Icewine to be made every year, even though Riesling is among the most challenging grapes to use for icewine. Rich, perfumed and citrusy. Further aging will enhance minerality, and nuances of dried fruits and honey. Delicious in its youth, this icewine will also cellar for at least 15 years, in part due to the removal of Botrytis-affected fruit.

Winemaker's Notes

• Estate-grown in the Short Hills Bench
• Made from naturally frozen grapes picked at temperatures of -8 to -13ºC
• Fruit affected by Botrytis Cinerea is removed prior to harvest 
• Yields of approximately 15 hL/ha 
• Fermented in stainless steel

Food Matches

As an aperitif with strong blue cheeses or seared foie gras, or for dessert with fresh fruit.

Vintage:  2017
Varietal:  Riesling
Geographic Designation:  VQA Short Hills Bench
Alcohol:  9.5%
Sugar: 201 (g/L)
Acidity: 8.9 (g/L)