2016 Riesling


Winemaking Notes:

The grapes used in this blend were grown exclusively on the Naramata Bench and came from our estate managed Schweinle Vineyard on the North Naramata Road.   Harvested in the fall of 2016, the grapes were crushed, de-stemmed and allowed to soak on skins for 3 hours with an aromatic enzyme to enhance aromas before pressing.   After pressing, the wines were sent to stainless steel tank for primary fermentation.

The must was fermented with a selected yeast strain to boost the natural fruitiness and aromas of this grape variety.   Fermentation temperatures ranged between 12-16 degrees to help release more floral and aromatic aromas.  A second enzyme was added at 9 Brix of sugar remaining in the fermentation to help liberate the beta-glucosidase compounds in the wine and to help enhance the aromas.

After alcoholic fermentation was complete the wines were chilled to -2 for cold stabilization, and treated with a bentonite fining to provide heat stability.  The wine was then left in stainless steel vessels to age and mature, the final filtration and bottling took place in January 30th 2017.




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Tasting Notes:

On the nose, this wine has intense aromas of honeycomb, flint and fresh ripe pineapple.  Matched with flavours of golden apples, spice and ginger which linger on the palate.  The fresh bright acidity helps balance the residual sugar and mid-palate weight.

402 cases produced

PH: 2.82,  T.A: 9.2 g/l,  Residual Sugar: 1.8 g/l,  Alcohol: 11.7 %

Blend:  Riesling: 100%

Wine Additions:

Yeast: W15

Enzyme: B-Split


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