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|
This wine’s perfumed aromas of peach, mango, and honeysuckle lead to a palate that is fruit forward, with medium acidity and a fuller body. This is a bold white wine with finesse.
Fumé Blanc, a wine that is not very common, is a Sauvignon Blanc that has been aged in oak. With the acidity being that hallmark of this varietal, the oak aging allows the winemaker to create more structure and texture on the palate. On the nose, look for some tree and tropical fruit as well as hints of toast. The palate is outstanding with excellent texture and length making this a complex medium bodied wine.
|Aging Process:||Stainless Steel Fermented, Barrel Aged in French Oak
Muscat is a relatively new varietal to the Angels Gate family. This grape varietal is often classified as one of the aromatic whites sitting next to the likes of Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Gewurztraminer, but it has a distinct bouquet that is easily identifiable. Our classic style Muscato displays the citrus and tree fruit characteristics of this varietal but is enhanced with a wonderful floral note. Your taste buds will be also treated to a slightly sweeter finish as there is a but more residual sugar.
This wine is not only a great summer sipper but pairs well with a whole host of dishes. Try a little roasted chicken, pan fried fish, pulled pork or stir-fry.
Sauvignon Blanc is such an interesting grape varietal and can be vinified into several different styles. At Angels Gate, the house style is to maximize on the fruit character of the wine while maintaining that racy acidity. The acidity is a hallmark of this varietal and creates structure and finesse. This wine fits neatly between Unoaked Chardonnay and Pinot Gris.
On the nose, look for that lemon zest and a hint of grapefruit. One might also find some classic grassy notes or a herbal quality. Enjoy this Sauvignon Blanc with your favourite fish recipe and you won't be disappointed.