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2016 Riesling Auslese

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2016 Riesling Auslese
2016 Riesling Auslese

This Riesling gurgles to you with all the delight of a baby playing peekaboo. Medium yellow-gold with aromatics of candied lemon, walnuts, peaches, Bartlett pears, cherry juice and vanilla. Soft, creamy orange juice without the over-acid on the taste. This special wine combines energy with delicacy.

San Francisco  Chronicle Competition – Gold

Production notes

Picked along-side of the Beerenauslese grapes, here we used all the clean fruit for the Auslese style. Destemmed, crushed and sent to the basket press. Colled in SS tank then racked twice before warming for feremntation. Started on it’s wild yeast then helped with commercial yeasts. Finished on its fine lees for eight months before setup for bottling.

Vintage2016
VarietalRiesling
AppellationLeelanau Peninsula AVA
VineyardCrain Hill Vineyard
Harvest Date11/09/2016
Sugar23.8 at Harvest
Acid9
PH3.34
Residual Sugar60 g/L
Alcohol9.50%
Wine StyleAuslese
Volume750 ml
Bottling Date05/30/2017
Cases Produced245

Crain Hill Vineyard, Block 2

This section of the vineyard slopes to the east. Soils consists of sandy-loam, gravel, bits of iron, granite and limestone.

Nathaniel Rose

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