2016  Lot17 Riesling

2016 Lot No. 17 Riesling

Very pale straw in color with brilliant clarity. Pure aromas of fresh-squeezed lime juice, nectarine and green apple. Balanced acidity on the palate with a touch of sweetness, vibrant flavours, and a lengthy finish.


 

Our oldest block of Riesling vines on the Estate, planted in our vineyard on the Beamsville Bench. This plot takes up seventeen rows that we keep separate from the other blocks of fruit that we bring in throughout the harvest. Maturity in the grapes was defined by the flavours that we tasted, while trying to maintain the exceptional acidity that Riesling exhibits in Niagara.

Gently pressed and cold settled for several days. Clarified juice was fermented at cold temperatures, and fermentation was halted when the ideal sugar/acid/alcohol balance was reached to compliment the flavour profile. Kept cool on its lees then cold stabilized, filtered and bottled in early 2017.

 

Technical Details
Cooperage: 100% stainless steel
Alcohol: 11.2%
Residual Sugar: 17.0 g/l
Blend: 100% Riesling
Appellation: VQA Beamsville Bench - Fielding Vineyard

Cellar Potential
Drinking best 2017-2022

Release Date
May 6th, 2017

Availability
Winery and online