Vineyards Grapes for Ice Wine Riesling are grown in the Selenium Vineyard, located in Yakima Valley, Washington. The soil consists of wind-blown loess on basalt bed rock.
Winemaking Thanks to a well-timed frost, this Riesling Ice Wine was harvested on St. Nicolas Day 2013 at 8F. Sourced from the beautiful Selenium Vineyard in Washington’s Yakima Valley, the south facing vineyard sits 1,200 feet above sea level and produces complex Riesling with bright acidity. The frozen berries were pressed directly and the resulting concentrated juice was fermented cold with R2 yeasts.
The fermentation was halted at 155 g/L residual sugar and the wine was aged for an additional 8 months in tank and 1 year in bottle prior release.
Tasting Notes Color: Deep gold.
Bouquet: Crystalline aromas of lilac and meyer lemon.
Taste: Meyer lemon with bracing acidity and rich sugar level.
Food Pairing Ideal with artisan bread and fresh goat cheese