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.
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.
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.