2021 Charmat: Sparkling White WineRegular price $20.00
Our Charmat style Riesling has a pale straw colour with lively bubbles and concentrated fruit characters. An enticing nose of apricot, apple blossom, pear, and citrus. The palate mirrors the aromas, with stone fruit, citrus, honeysuckle, and pome fruits. This fruit-forward wine has a mousse which fills the mouth with soft bubbles, zesty acidity, and a medium-light body that is lively and full of freshness. This fun wine has a medium to long finish that is tightly focused, juicy, and zesty.
This Riesling is produced from our Estate vineyard showcasing the unique terroir of the Twenty Mile Bench. The grapes were planted in 2004, covering 1.73 acres. To make the base wine for this Charmat Riesling, the fruit was harvested and gently pressed for the optimum flavour profile. The juice was cold-settled for 48 hours before being racked off its lees. The juice was then warmed to 14 degrees and underwent a cool long-ferment in stainless steel tanks, which allowed us to capture the varietal aromas and the pure expression of the vineyard. Once fermentation finished naturally, the wine was racked off its lees and transferred into a pressurized tank where a mixture of yeast and sugar (tirage) were added to allow a secondary fermentation. The CO2 produced during this secondary ferment was held in the pressurized tank and dissolved into the wine, creating its characteristic bubbles. The wine was then filtered and bottled.
This wine lends itself to a variety of pairings including seared scallops with apricot salsa, oysters, sushi, simple summer fruit salads.
Total Acidity: 7.1
Residual Sugar: 14g/l