This Riesling is incredibly aromatic with notes of peach, green apple, candied lime and grapefruit. It is fruit-forward and concentrated on the palate, with vibrant citrus and stone-fruit flavours and an underlying minerality. There is a touch of sweetness on the palate which is perfectly balanced by its
bracing acidity, leading to a crisp and elegant finish.
This wine is spectacular with a wide variety of food—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.
Lot No. 17 is sourced from the oldest vines on our estate vineyard, the seventeen rows are planted East to West as opposed to North to South like the majority of the property. The Lot 17 Riesling is only produced in the best vintages to showcase the unique characteristic that Bench grown Riesling has to offer. Pressed and separated from our other Estate Riesling throughout harvest, the Lot 17 is fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks which results in fresh aromatics and bright acidity. Twenty days elapsed from the beginning of fermentation to when fermentation was halted by the winemaking team, from a drop-in temperature, to preserve the natural sugar in the wine.
Varietal Composition: 100% Riesling
Appellation: VQA Beamsville Bench
Cooperage: 100% Stainless Steel
Harvest Dates: Sept. 21st, 2018
Residual Sugar: 28g/l
Cases Produced (approx.): 98