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Why Neptune? Aptly named after the Roman god of the sea. After the juice spends its light in terracotta pots for 18 months a notoriously rich and distinct saline character emerges.
2019 Neptune is 100% Riesling harvested from the Renaceau Vineyard (winery home block). After pressing, the juice was transferred to neutral French oak puncheons. Fermented using non-selected wild yeast, it was then left to matured on lees for 18 months in these vessels. Full malo. Bottled without fining or filtration. Tastes like an ocean sea breeze wrapped inside the arms of a juicy lemon.
Neptune collage label art by Shanon Rolanty
Residual Sugar: <2.0 g/L
Acidity: 8.05 g/L
The 2019 vintage was a featured wine in October's Wine Club package, 2022.
Tasting notes written by Tony Aspler.
Geographical Indication: VQA Beamsville Bench
Vineyard: Renaceau Vineyard
Residual Sugar: <2 g/L
Cases Produced: 249
Appearance: Old gold in colour.
Nose: Funky, reductive nose of citrus fruits with a suggestion of oak.
Palate: Medium-bodied, dry, spicy, grapefruit flavour, mature, with a long fresh lemony finish.
Quality: 89 points - Wine Club Canada. Very Good+. Drink now, but can be held for 2 – 3 years.
Food Pairing: Crab-stuffed flounder with herbed aioli, smothered chicken with roasted sweet potatoes, cherry tomato pasta, pulled pork quesadillas, and air-fried Buffalo cauliflower bites.
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