Our Sussreserve Riesling is an easy drinking and approachable style of Riesling. Despite its approachability, creating the perfect balance in an off-dry Riesling is challenging. Utilizing the Sussreserve winemaking technique is part of what makes this wine so popular. This method calls on the winemaker to add unfermented Riesling juice to the dry finished Riesling prior to bottling. The addition serves three purposes: it gives the wine weight and dimension, it increases the sweetness of the wine naturally and it slightly reduces the alcohol percentage. The amount of juice added varies year to year, depending on the sweetness and acidity of the base wine.
The aromatics of this wine are a true standout. It is fruit forward with notes of pineapple, nectarine, star fruit and lemon zest. The nose follows through on the palate with further tropical fruit characteristics and an additional weight that you don’t find in most Rieslings.
On the finish there is sweetness up front, followed by a lingering citrus zest.
This vintage is enjoyable with poultry dishes such as lemon or herbed chicken. It is also superb with spicy dishes, such as Indian curries.
|Fermentation:||KEW and Hill Vineyard|
|Aging Method:||Stainless Steel Fermented|
Our Mountainview series of wines are a dedication to place, as great terroir is a key ingredient in winemaking. Our location on the Beamsville Bench is a place like no other, with history millions of years in the making. Once the shoreline of Lake Ontario, this region is abound with minerals and heavy soils. The heavy clay forces the vines to work harder and dig deeper for food and water, at times pushing to more than 30 feet deep. With such deep rootstocks, these vines typically produce better fruit.
All of our Mountainview wines are limited in production and vinified using the best fruit of a given vintage.
An interesting fact of Riesling is that it is one of the best wines to age. The question of how long to age the wine depends on the desired style. When Riesling is young, it is fresh and fruity often with notes of citrus fruit and racy acidity. Over time those characteristics can turn into a more complex combination of lemon zest, slate, rubber and even petrol. One style is not superior; it is simply personal preference.
This perfectly aged Riesling has had the advantage of being harvested in a cool year, which left the wine with excellent acidity. It is this acidity that has allowed the wine to age so gracefully. On the nose are mineral characters as well as wet stone, lime zest, white grapefruit, honey and a hint of petrol. The palate is fresh with a nice weight and texture to allow for excellent food pairing opportunities. The finish is quite dry with cleansing acidity in the background.
Pair this Riesling with poultry, delicate fish, Asian inspired cuisine, light cream sauces or even mild curry.
|Aging Method:||Stainless Steel|
Our Old Vines Chardonnay is produced from grapes that are estate grown and hand harvested from 40 year old vines. Upon arriving at the winery, the grapes are hand sorted and whole berry pressed to extract only the finest juice. The juice then goes on to ferment in new and seasoned French oak barrels and is left on its lees for 10 months to add complexity.
|Vineyard:||Emerald Shore Vineyard|
|Aging Method:||Stainless Steel, Partial Barrel Aging in French Oak|