2008  Lot17 Riesling

2008 Lot No. 17 Riesling

Light straw in colour with brilliant clarity. Aromas of white grapefruit, mandarin orange, lime zest and peach preserves are complimented with subtle notes of lemon tea and honeysuckle. Concentrated flavours on the palate of lemon drops and nectarines, exceptional acidity, balanced sweetness, and a lengthy finish with vibrant minerality.

Maturity in the grapes was defined by the flavours that we tasted while trying to maintain the exceptional acidity that Riesling exhibits on the Beamsville Bench. Hand harvested and whole cluster pressed, clarified juice was fermented at cold temperatures for nearly two months, halted when the ideal sugar/acid/alcohol balance was reached to compliment the flavour profile. Kept on its lees until spring 2009, then cold stabilized, filtered and bottled.

Technical Details

Cooperage: 100% stainless steel
Harvest Date: October 20, 2008
Alcohol: 9.5%
Residual Sugar: 28.0g/l (sugar code = 3)
Total Acidity: 9.5g/l
pH: 3.10

Cellar Potential

Enjoy in its youth or cellar up to 8 years.

Release Date

October 01, 2009