Reif Winery Grand Riesling Icewine 2011
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Grand Riesling Icewine 2011

VQA Niagara River

85.00

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.

Winemaker’s Notes

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.

Tasting Notes

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.

Residual Sugar:220g/L

Alcohol/Volume:11%

Brix At Harvest:40.2

Total Acidity:8.7g/L

Aging In Oak:0 months

Release Date:March 1, 2013

Ageability:10-15

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