Brands

Claar Cellar Wines

Riesling

2012



Tasting Notes


Harvested in October the grapes produce an excellent wine showcasing its varietal character with strong stone fruit aromas of apricot, nectarine, pear, peach and lemon.  The palate is full and easy with balanced acidity and dried honeyed, peach and pear aftertaste that stays on the palate long after the initial taste.  The crisp acidity of this wine makes extended bottle ageing possible and its characteristic light kerosene aromas should be noticed within 2 to 3 years.

 

GRAPE SOURCE

100% Riesling sourced from White Bluffs Estate Vineyard

 

WINE MAKING NOTES

Harvest Date: October 13, 2012
Brix at harvest: 21.5
Yeast: X5
Fermentation: Grapes were harvested and processed through a mechanical destemmer for increased flavor extraction. The juice was settled with enzymes for more than 24 hours and then racked to stainless steel tanks where a cool fermentation was performed for fruit retention. Natural yeast-lees settling occurred for 30 days before the wine was filtered and bottled.

Titratable Acidity: 0.67 grams/100ml
pH: 2.95
Alcohol: 11.1% by vol.
Bottled: April 4, 2013

 

AWARDS

SILVER MEDAL – Florida State Fair – 2014
SILVER MEDAL – Finger Lakes International Competition – 2014
SILVER MEDAL/HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – Eco-Friendly Wine Challenge 2013