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Riesling 2016 - Library Vintage

Riesling 2016 - Library Vintage

Clean, refreshing, and with only a hint of sweetness.

A lively, aromatic minerality comes crisp and strong on the nose, intermingled with fresh green apple. On the palate, brief honey sweetness is swiftly cleansed by continued green apple and lime zest. A clean, refreshing finish leaves the mouth watering for more.


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SKU: 442921 16
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Riesling
Cases Produced
650
Acid
8g/L
pH
2.8
Aging
Drink now through 2025
Residual Sugar
18.9g/L
Alcohol %
10.7
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
A lively, aromatic minerality comes crisp and strong on the nose, intermingled with fresh green apple. On the palate, a rich honey sweetness is swiftly cleansed by tones of green apple and lime. A clean, refreshing finish leaves the mouth.
Production Notes
2016 was a cooler season than the previous one, encouraging higher acid levels and crisp, clean aromatics. Hand-picked and whole-bunch pressed, this wine was then settled and fermented for 2 weeks at very cold temperatures to maintain crisp freshness. A slightly higher residual sweetness was left in the wine to countermand the higher acid of the season, but is still moderate enough to consider this a dry Riesling
Food Pairing Notes
A bright, refreshing wine, the Riesling cuts through the fat and cools the sensation of spice. Pair with goat cheese salad or oysters on the half-shell with grated horseradish.
Other Notes
The heat of the South Okanagan is not always well suited to aromatic whites, but the bottom 2 acres of our east-facing property maintains a bright coolness that nicely develops Riesling. The mineral quality in our alluvial soil is best shown in Riesling as well, allowing for a crisp minerality on the nose that will develop into petrol notes with bottle age.
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