2016 Special Select Late Harvest Riesling | 375ML
Appellation: St David's Bench
R.S.: 158 g/l
T.A.: 7.6 g/l
Source: Knotty Vines Vineyard
Winemaker’s Notes: This is from the Knotty Vines Vineyard site on the St. David’s Bench. It was a hot year, but the fruit kept its acidity. There was plenty of vine shutdown, so we left it on the vine a little later and the fruit had a chance to develop. I love the acidity on this Riesling. Some botrytis in the fruit. We pressed whole cluster, and after a 48-hour settle, we racked the wine and let it ferment in stainless steel. Primary fermentation took 7 months, and the malo did not complete.
Sommelier's Notes: This has the intensity and richness of icewine, complexity of botrytis, and freshness of Riesling. Honey, beeswax, sugar pear and white flower notes with a hint of button mushroom. The wine is sweet, but finishes fresh and stays with you. Have with Pâté or terrine, or Japanese cheesecake.