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Organic Old Vines Riesling, 2017
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BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Colour: Deep Lemon
Flavours: Marmalade, almond
Food pairing: Enjoy with crispy lemon chicken and wakame seaweed salad. Pairs well with weighty dishes with citrus flavours or oily textures.
Harvested from 40-year-old Clone 21 Riesling vines at 20.5 to 21.5 brix and 10g/L acidity. Fruit hand-harvested cool in late-fall, then bunch sorted and destemmed with a 4-6 hour cold soak before gentle pressing. Slightly settled juice is fermented cool with non-aromatic and wild yeast in stainless steel to desired dryness when fermentation is halted.
Residual sugar: 18 g/L
The 2016 vintage was featured in November's Wine Club package, 2021.
Geographical Indication: BC VQA Okanagan Valley
Vineyard: Estate vineyard
Residual Sugar: 10.4 g/L
Cases Produced: 200
Appearance: Clear, bright. Pale straw colour.
Nose: Tropical fruit, peach, green apple, lime, white floral note.
Palate: Medium acid, medium body. Lime, pineapple, stone fruit, green apple. Hints of minerality. Well balanced.
Quality: Outstanding. 90 points.
Food Pairing: Sriracha shredded-chicken wraps, cauliflower and pea masala, mussels in white wine sauce, pita tostadas with butternut squash, and sweet potato carbonara with kale.