Bannockburn Riesling 2016

Beginning with meticulous site selection and vineyard design started in 1991, Felton Road's story is one of refusal to compromise. A commitment to hands off winemaking: gravity flow, wild yeasts, wild malo, an avoidance of fining and filtration all help preserve the wine's expression of its terroir.

Riesling from Blocks 2 and 4 of The Elms vineyard was carefully hand-picked, whole bunch pressed and fermented with indigenous yeasts. The fermentation was stopped by chilling when the optimal balance was achieved between the acidity, alcohol and residual sugar (59g/L). Careful winemaking with minimal processing highlights the crisp natural acidity and the Riesling characters are delicately poised in the low alcohol of 9.0%.

Tasting Notes

Delicate aromas of ginger, tangerine and tropical florals. An immediate burst of sweetness on the palate (59g/L) coats every corner in delicious tropical fruit flavours. The crisp acid finish and the low alcohol (9.0%) provide a unique balance in this thrilling and exacting wine. The residual sweetness can easily become rather secondary when focusing on the sheer drinkability and poise.

Production Info
Vineyard name
The Elms Vineyard
Soil composition
Sandy Clay-Loam
Exposure
Northern
Harvest time
March - April
First vintage of this wine
1997
Bottles produced of this wine
8,652
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Riesling
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation
14 - 30 days
Fermentation temperature
57 - 86 °F
Type of aging container
Stainless steel tanks
Length of bottle aging
6 - 8 months
Size of aging container
24HL - 60HL
Length of aging before bottling
5 months
Certified Eco-Friendly Practices
Biodynamic-Demeter
Certified Vineyards
The Elms Vineyard, MacMuir, Calvert, Cornish Point
Certifying Organizations
Demeter

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