The long, warm, dry fall of 2014 extended hang times for all of the varietals we farm. Typically we will make one or two botrytis-specific picks in November to form the bulk of our single vineyard dessert wines. But with little to no weather pressure to pull our botrytis-affected Riesling, we extended our late harvests over multiple picks. One result is this Riesling sourced entirely from our Josef Vineyard. It shows the site’s typically broad, tropical acidities but with a lithe agility on the palate.
Underpinned by excellent structure, this dessert wine is fantastic with all manner of goat cheeses, fruit tarts, and spicy charcuterie.TESTING
|Estate Vineyard:||Josef Vineyard|
|Harvest :||November 19, 2014|
|Alcohol by Volume:||7.8%|
|Sugar Level at Harvest:||32.3%|
|Vinification:||Cold Fermentation 7+ Months, Estate grown & bottled, Whole Cluster Press, Cold Fermentation 7+ Months, Estate grown & bottled, Whole Cluster Press|