2018 Riesling Estate

2018 Riesling Estate

Regular price $19.95

Description

Crisp and round with citrus aromas of grapefruit and zesty lemon and mango. Flavours of peach and lime blossom. Expressive, aromatic, and juicy. Will age 5+ years. 

The Cold Creek

Fruit from our Old Farm is the core of this wine. Shovel planted in 1984 with the Mosel clone Weiss 21b, the planting runs adjacent to the south slope along a tributary to Richardson's Creek. This fruit is supplemented from another site at the southernmost point of our Frenchman's Vineyard which is perched above the cold head-waters of the Twelve Mile Creek, an ancient river valley. This is a New World mash-up of a Mosel clone grown in a Burgundian climate on heavy clay, not slate. Together these elements make for a unique wine, the luscious, lemony-fresh Cold Creek Riesling. 

Winemaker's Notes

  • Sustainably grown under SWO.
  • Yields of 3.5 tonnes per acre
  • Gently destemmed then mechanically sorted.
  • All grapes gently moved by gravity.
  • Whole berry pressed. All juice is press fractioned to separate the finest cut.
  • Fermented in stainless steel, at cool temperatures between 15-17°C to preserve freshness with a portion in 3000L neutral oak foudres (from 2018 forward).

 

Food Matches

Thai food, roast pork and rich fish dishes.

Vintage:  2018
Varietal:  Riesling
Geographic Designation:  VQA Short Hills Bench
Alcohol:  10.5%
Sugar: 17 (g/L)
Acidity: 8.5 (g/L)