2013 Riesling - Avonlea Vineyard 750ml

2013 Riesling - Avonlea Vineyard 750ml

25.00

The grapes were harvested very late in October to achieve maximum ripeness.  In order to minimize oxidation, we pressed the grape clusters whole.  The clear sweet juice was racked off its sediments the next day and inoculated with Epernay 2 yeast to extract delicate fruity aromas and flavors, rich body, and long finish.   The wine is totally dry, our usual “Alsace-style”, with a pale greenish straw color, and an aroma of hard pear, white grapefruit skin, apricot pit, and a savory mineral streak throughout.  On the palate, it is fat and silky with intense crisp flavors echoing the nose.  The finish lingers long with a “wet slate” note to top it all off.  This is a big wine that somehow manages to be subtle, elegant, and powerful simultaneously, while displaying the typical gout de terroir from Avonlea’s mineral-rich clay soils.

Harvested Oct. 22 & 23, Alcohol 13%, Total Acidity .65, pH 3.29,  85 cases produced

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