Hendsbee Vineyard Riesling 2018 Clone 21B
September 22, 2018
For 2018 we chose to focus on producing singular clonal Rieslings from our Hendsbee Vineyard. Clone 21B originates in the Mosel region of Germany and is known for producing wines that are intensely floral and full of minerality. We see some of the same characteristics in this clone grown here in the Cawston Bench. We decided to stop the fermentation to leave some residual sugar balanced by the natural acidity of the grape. Drink now until 2035.
This vineyard is located adjacent to our Home Vineyard and therefore shares many of the same qualities. The Riesling blocks were planted in 2006 and 2008. Cheryl and Lee Hendsbee own the property and do all of the work themselves. It is their fine attention to detail which produces some of the finest grapes we work with. The flat vineyard soil is quite rich and rockless for 2-4 feet depending on where one digs. But once you hit the rock, it is all gravel and river rock for 100 feet. It would be classified as sandy-loam with considerable organic matter.
290 cases produced