Pearl Morissette - 2015 Cuvée Black Ball
13% ALC. / VOL.
A Riesling of undeniably classic proportions, yet a discovery of something new and unexpected. A completely dry wine, as always. Luminescent and jeweled like glistening young honey. Delicate, yet beaming with intensity. Rich in fruit, yet unswerving as a laser beam. A wine with many tales to tell, now and for years to come.
Vinification & Élevage:
2015 Cuvée Black Ball is 100% Riesling sourced from our 19th street
vineyard on Twenty Mile Bench. It was harvested on October 12th, 2015. Hand sorted and whole-bunch pressed. Fermentation by indigenous yeast proceeded steadily in a combination of concrete (70%) and old foudres (30%) and completed by March 2016. The wine was left to age in its fermentation vessels, without battonage for a total of 14 months.
2015 Riesling Cuvée Black Ball was bottled unfiltered and un-fined on May 5th, 2017.
FS02: 3.2ppm at bottling
Residual Sugar: <2g/L
Average Brix at Harvest: 21
Total Production: 251 cases of 12 bottles