PACIFIC RIM VIN DE GLACIERE RIESLING
- Grapes are picked around 22.5% sugar in order to preserve the natural acidity of the grapes.
- The grapes are then frozen and pressed frozen, resulting in a concentrated press juice (about 36% sugar) and a low yield (about half our yield compare to non-frozen grapes).
- Concentrated juice is fermented until it reaches decadently sweet honey flavors yet pure and fresh.
The 2014 Vin de Glaciere grew and was harvested in a warm year that offered tropical fruit aromatics of mango and pineapple. The grapes were picked in late September at 22 Brix and pressed after being frozen, which concentrated the sugar to 35 Brix. The fermentation was arrested at 178 g/L with 10.5% acquired alcohol producing a refreshing style. One hundred percent fermented and aged in stainless steel, preserved the fruit intensity.
"The aromas of jasmine, apricot and bountiful white flowers are exuberant. It's richly sweet with honeyed flavors while maintaining a lovely sense of balance."
90 Points - Wine Enthusiast
|Region||Columbia Valley, WA|
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