Stanners Vineyard - 2017 Riesling
The grapes for our 2017 Riesling are from a vineyard in the Lincoln Lakeshore sub-appellation of the Niagara Peninsula (90%) and from a vineyard in Prince Edward County (10%). A cold and wet spring and early summer was fortunately followed by a hot and dry fall resulting in grapes with nicely ripened flavours while maintaining a bright acidity. The grapes were destemmed and the juice was allowed to sit with the skins for 6 days before pressing. The juice was then fermented to dryness in stainless steel. Malolactic fermentation was allowed to occur naturally, helping to bring the acidity into balance and imparting an appealing smoothness. The wine was given extended lees contact, adding some creaminess and texture.
This is a dry Riesling with aromas and flavours of apple and citrus. Its nicely balanced acidity makes it versatile for pairing with food, such as delicate seafood dishes, pasta with goat’s cheese, or spicy sushi rolls.