2016 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. 14, 2016
Sugar-28.1º Brix,VQA SLH
Titratable Acitity- 6.3 g/L
pH- 3.18
Yield- 24 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:
June 2016
Alc./Vol. 12%
Residual Sugar- 75 g/L
Titratable Acidity- 8 g/L
pH- 3.15
Production- 1,148 cs (4..5L) 
 
Tasting Notes:
The nose is highly aromatic with aromas of peach, apricot and poached pear over top notes of exotic citrus, spice and comb honey. The palate is full and sweet with a round, seamless feel, gently lifted by well integrated acidity throughout. Rich flavours of sultana raisins, dried apricot and orange marmelade dominate, carrying with great intensity alongside nuances of pear preserve long onto the finish. 
 
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:
Best consumed 2018 through 2023; will hold through at least 2026 
 
Ontario Retail Price:
$24.95 
 
 
Availability:
Winery Only
LCBO Item #415901
 
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