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2013 Riesling Indian Summer

VQA Niagara Peninsula
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About This Wine:
This wine originates from grapes grown in selected vineyards along the south shore of Lake Ontario in the Niagara Peninsula. These clusters were left on the vine to partially raisin during late autumn, with a further concentration of sugars and acids occurring when the berries were partially frozen by the first deep frosts of the season. Selectively hand-harvested and pressed in a semi-frozen state, they deliver a sweet wine with an ideal balance of luscious fruit flavours and crisp acidity. RECENT ACCOLADES: 91 points Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Best Of The Year Issue, December 2014 
 
Origin:
100% Lincoln Lakeshore 
 
Soil:
Clay-loam till composed primarily of red shale and sandstone, with traces of limestone. 
 
Composition:
100% Riesling 
 
Harvest Data:
Harvest Date- Dec. 12
Sugar-28.5º Brix,VQA SLH
Titratable Acitity- 6.6 g/L
pH- 3.24
Yield- 20 hl/ha 
 
Vinification:
Partially frozen Riesling grapes were selectively harvested during the night at temperatures of -7 ˚C. Fermented in small, stainless steel tanks at cool temperatures over a 20-day period using selected yeast strains.  
 
Bottling Data:
April 2014
Alc./Vol. 12.5%
Residual Sugar- 77 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 8.25 g/L
pH- 3.24
Production-1,265 cs (4.5L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
On the nose, aromas of Bartlett pear, anise, pineapple and dried apricot emerge atop notes of lemon drop, cut grass and fresh sage. The palate is sweet and luscious yet never cloying due to its vigorous acidity and substantial body. Echoing the nose with pear fruit surrounded by notes of apricot and citrus, the wine remains crisply structured throughout, with a brilliant seam of acidity providing a clean, polished finish redolent with flavours of orange peel, roasted almond and licorice.  
 
Taste Profile:
Sweet (S)      See IRF Taste Scale
 
Serving Suggestions:
Savoury – foie gras, pâté, seafood terrines, or hot and sour soups as well as blue or aged cow’s milk cheeses; Dessert – apple or pear pastries, Sabayon on poached peaches, citrus, nut tortes and crème brûlée  
 
Ageability:
Enjoyable in its youth, the full body and crisp structure of this vintage will reward a minimum of 10 years of ageing potential. 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$24.95 
 
 
Availability:
Winery, LCBO Wines (#415901)
LCBO Item #415901
 
Reviews & Accolades:
WINE SPECTATOR: Peach, apricot and floral aromas and flavours highlight this delicate, off-dry white, with accents of lanolin, grapefruit and white pepper adding depth. Fine, mouthwatering finish. Drink now through 2018. 90 points. Bruce Sanderson
 

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