Home Vineyard Old Vines Riesling 2020
Our Home Vineyard Riesling vines are now 31 years old. It is a small section of just two thirds of an acre. The clone is 21B and they are planted on rootstock SO4. Our 9 acre Home Vineyard has nice rich sandy loam soil 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.
It is the 9th vintage that we have fermented our Home Vineyard Riesling in old French oak barrels using only indigenous yeast to fully ferment the wine. All grapes were hand-picked and gently destemmed. The result was 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 6 months before being released.
96 cases produced