2017 Organic Old Vines Riesling
GOLD Medal Winner at the BC Lieutenant Governor's Wine Awards 2023
Winemaking: Harvested from 40-year-old Clone 21 Riesling vines at 20.5 to 21.5 brix and 10g/L acidity. Fruit hand-harvested cool in late-fall, then bunch sorted and destemmed with a 4-6 hour cold soak before gentle pressing. Slightly settled juice is fermented cool with non-aromatic and wild yeast in stainless steel to desired dryness when fermentation is halted.
Food pairing: Enjoy with crispy lemon chicken and wakame seaweed salad. Pairs well with weighty dishes with citrus flavours or oily textures.
"This is the estate’s jewel, its flagship wine that’s not released until two years in the bottle have passed. The fruit is hand-harvested cool in late fall, then bunch sorted and destemmed with a four-to-six-hour cold soak before gentle pressing. Slightly settled juice is fermented cool with non-aromatic and wild yeast in stainless steel to desired dryness when fermentation is halted. It shows a light golden colour in the glass and a nose of lime peel, emerging sweet petrol, bergamot, bin apples, a subtle note of ginger and wave after wave of river-rock/saline minerality. It’s crisp, vibrant, and joyful on the palate with wild honey sweetness tempered by racy acidity, lime zest, bin apple, ginger, and savoury notes that all together is a deep, complex and minerally-driven Riesling with a fresh, saline finish. Bravo!"
94 points, RickVanSickle