Pearl Morissette - 2021 Oxyde

Pearl Morissette - 2021 Oxyde

10% ALC. / VOL.
750 mL

Fermented to dry & aged in old Alsatian foudres & concrete | Fresh and saline with gentle floral aromatics

The third reiteration of this cuvée to meet the world is as glimmering and diaphanous as its predecessors. Tenderness and grace are its second names. Its aromas and flavours are  melodies in gentle pastels, suave and oscillating around a bashful core. This little sister of our Black Ball dazzles yet again with a character that is silky, yet zesty like a teardrop full of sunlight.

2021 Oxyde is 100% Riesling from Redfoot Vineyard in Lincoln Lakeshore. It was harvested on October 15th 2021 and entered the press as 100% whole bunches. Fermentation by indigenous yeast proceeded slowly and steadily in a combination concrete (56%) and old foudres (44%), without any temperature control or sulphur additions. The wine was aged in its fermentation vessels on primary lees without any racking for a total of 5 months, when it was moved to stainless steel tanks for 2 months of cold-settling. 2021 Oxyde was bottled unfiltered and un-fined on May 11th, 2022.

pH: 3.16 TA: 6.3 g/L FS02: 5ppm at bottling TSO2: 20ppm Alcohol: 10% Residual Sugar: <2g/L