Lightfoot & Wolfville Late Harvest Riesling 2015
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LIGHTFOOT & WOLFVILLE 2015 Late Harvest Riesling
IN THE VINEYARDThe Riesling grapes for this wine were hand-harvested from their Estate vineyard on November 25th. Rainfall throughout the early part of the growing season provided an opportunity for botrytis to form. The cool nights and dry weather that followed allowed the noble rot to shrivel berries, concentrating the sugars and acids and imparting a distinctive flavour profile. Approximately 20% of the clusters harvested for this wine were botrytis affected, providing added depth and complexity. The environmental conditions necessary to create this special flavor profile are rare making the creation of this wine a great privilege.
Varietal Content 100% RielsingAppellation Annapolis Valley Vineyard Lightfoot Estate - Wolfville (Certified Organix and Biodynamic)
Brix at Harvest 25°IN THE
IN THE CELLAR
A traditional basket press was used to gently extract the Riesling juice. Fermentation was cool and long in stainless steel. This wine was aged for over a year before release. Alcohol 9%
IN THE GLASS
Bright yellow-gold with aromas of white peach, pineapple marmalade, and wet stone. The palate is sweet with ripe fruit flavors, well balanced by a crisp lemon zest acidity; rich and luscious with a mouthwatering finish. Serve cold (7-12°C) in 2-3 ounce pours. Stands alone as a beautiful dessert wine or pairs excellently with salty parmesan, apple or peach tarts and lemon meringue pie.