This Riesling is filled with expressive aromatics of fresh squeezed lime, pink grapefruit, peach and apricot jam. The ripe fruit notes follow through to the palate which is light and fresh with a rich mouthfeel. There is a touch of sweetness to this wine which is very nicely balanced by its vibrant acidity and crisp finish.
This wine is spectacular with a wide variety of foods— especially anything that is salty, spicy or high in acid. It pairs perfectly with roasted chicken, turkey and pork, as well as dishes that are usually hard to pair with such as fresh Thai spring rolls or spicy curries. It also goes well with goat cheese and strong blue cheese, as well as a variety of summer salads and side dishes.
The 2017 growing year was challenging in Niagara, but the hot and dry weather during September helped ripen the later ripening grape varieties such as Riesling and helped to develop some fantastic flavours in the vineyard. This wine was selected from five different plots of Riesling vines in Niagara, and each component was harvested independently and fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel. Once each component reached a point where we thought the residual sweetness was in balance with the natural racy acidity, the fermentation was halted. The wine was then blended and bottled in early 2018 to help retain its’ fresh, flavourful character.
Varietal Composition: Riesling 100%
Appellation: VQA Niagara Peninsula
Cooperage: Stainless steel
Harvest Dates: October 10 – November 3, 2017
Residual Sugar: 23g/l
Cellar Potential: 2018-2022
Cases Produced (approx.): 3000