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2014 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- Jan. 6 - 7, 2015
Sugar-29º Brix,VQA SLH
Titratable Acitity- 7.95 g/L
pH- 3.13
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 2015
Alc./Vol. 12.5%
Residual Sugar- 87 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 9 g/L
pH- 3.22
Production-572 (4.5L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
On the nose, classic Bartlett pear and lemon meringue aromas emerge overtop notes of candied orange peel,golden raisins and allspice. The palate is sweet and full in body yet not cloying, echoing in flavour the aromas of the nose along with notes of black tea, honeycomb and brown sugar. Crisply structured throughout, the wine’s brilliant acidity provides a clean, elegant finish reminiscent of orange marmelade and crème brûlée.  
 
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, Vintages (#415901)
LCBO Item #415901
 
Reviews & Accolades:
WINE SPECTATOR: RATED 90: A perfumed nose of quince, apricot, lanolin and violet marks this moderately sweet Riesling, which is juicy and hamonious, lingering with grapefruit and apricot notes. Drink now through 2023.
 

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