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2016 Riesling Beerenauslese

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2016 Riesling Beerenauslese
2016 Riesling Beerenauslese

Made from the grapes affected by noble rot and produced in very small batches only when the weather is suitable. Block 2 Crain Hill Vineyards has delivered these rare wines. BA was produced in vintages 2013 and 2016. Very sweet, rich and honeyed and is ageable.

            San Francisco  Chronicle Competition – Double Gold

Tasting notes

Medium gold. Aromatics include coconut milk, pineapple juice, honey, nectar and powdered sugar. Tastes like sweet bread orange cake and syrupy like agave. Up front flavors with mellow acid.

Production notes

Picked the same time as the Auslese but passed and saved for final pick as this sorted the fruit in the vineyard. Destemmed, crushed and sent to the basket press. Our very first wine totally fermented on the wild yeast. We see this becoming a pattern as the finished wine is of highest quality. Spent six months with fine lees before prep for bottling.

Vintage2016
VarietalRiesling
AppellationLeelanau Peninsula AVA
VineyardCrain Hill Vineyard
Harvest Date11/10/2016
Sugar28.9 at Harvest
Acid11.6
PH3.25
Residual Sugar145 g/L
Alcohol8.37%
Volume500 ml
Bottling Date07/05/2017
Cases Produced375

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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