Home Vineyard Old Vines Riesling 2019
September 30th, 2019
Salt and Similkameen rocks show on the nose, no doubt an influence of the high levels of calcium in our home vineyard site. Slightly off dry, mouth coating flavours of lime, fresh pineapple and green apple with texture galore and our signature hit of acidity. Will age very well!
Grown on the Home Vineyard site, the vines for this wine were planted in 1989. The soil is rich sandy loam for 2 to 6 feet in depth, depending on which part of the vineyard you are in. This sits on top of what seems to be endless gravel and/or river rock . The result is a moderately vigorous site with great drainage.
This is the 8th vintage we have fermented our Home Vineyard Riesling in old (neutral) French oak barrels using only indigenous yeasts. All grapes were hand-picked and gently de-stemmed. The result is a combination of complex flavours enhanced by lees stirring. After a long slow ferment, the wine was filtered and put in bottle for a full 12 months before being released