Vintage & Viticulture
We experienced a relatively mild, dry winter and this led to an early spring. Bud break was about 2 weeks earlier and May brought in summer like weather. The rest of the season remained warm and allowed grapes to reach ripeness not seen in a couple of years. The grapes went in to the winter clean and an early wintery blast allowed us to get the fruit in early before the birds feasted.
The juice pressed from extremely clean fruit underwent temperature-controlled fermentation (less than 15°C), using selected yeast for cold slow fermenting. Fermentation lasted for seven months in stainless steel tanks to highlight the complexity of fruit characteristics native to Riesling.
Aromas of petrol, raisin and dried apricot meet the nose, followed by chocolate-orange, petrol and honeyed apricot flavours on the palate. A long, elegant finish highlights this wines perfect balance of acidity and sweetness.
Pair with brie or camembert cheeses, dark chocolate or citrus-infused cakes.
Shipping charges in Canada range from $30.00 to $50.00 per 12 bottles (case). Reif Estate online orders are available to Ontario, B.C., Alberta and Manitoba addresses only. You must be 19 or older to order and must be available to sign for your order with proper identification. Wine cannot legally be left without a signature, therefore we strongly recommend delivery to a work address. If you are for any reason dissatisfied with one of our products, please contact us. For orders outside of Ontario please contact the winery at orders [at] reifwinery.com.