Leaning Post - Riesling - The Geek 2017
COMES WITH A BAG OF CHIPS (for legal purposes).
Wismer – Foxcroft Vineyard
This is the fourth vintage of Geek Riesling and as the years go by the tank gets bigger but the production volume stays about the same. Hand-picked and hand sorted grapes were gently whole-cluster pressed. Treated the same as our Wismer Riesling for the first two thirds of fermentation, we draw off a portion of the wine when the we stop the fermentation for the Wismer and allow it to ferment to dryness in a separate tank. As fermentations from other white-wines (Riesling, Chardonnays, Sauvignon Blanc) were completed, the lees from those fermentations were added to this wine. All the lees from the 2014, 2015 and 2016 vintages of this wine were added August 27, 2018. Then after 22 months on lees, the wine was racked and bottled unfined and unfiltered on September 12, 2019. Our “Solera-lees” system will continue into future vintages until we can answer the question everyone has been asking; how much lees is too much lees? Only the Geek knows.
Brix at Harvest: 20.7
Acidity: 8.3 g/L
The “Geekiness” continues to rise in this wine. Reductive notes of flint and mineral frame all the beautiful stone fruit and fragrance of Riesling with a wonderfully rich and creamy texture twinned with the freshness and slight hints of other grape varieties. It is practically immortal and should age for beautifully for the next decade and well beyond. Drink with freshly shucked oysters, sushi, and the geek you love the most.