Our 2013 Reserve Riesling was sourced from two of our estate vineyards – Naramata Ranch and Mission Hill Road. Naramata Ranch enjoys the lake’s moderating influence, the “suncatcher’s effect,” providing ideal growing conditions and an extended ripening period. While Mission Hill Road, perched on the brow of Mt. Boucherie, an inactive volcano, has steep, hillside vineyards with a southeast aspect.
Vintage 2013 was a season of change – early to start, late to finish, and with exceptional flavour potential. A warmer than normal spring brought early budbreak followed by an extremely rainy June that slowed vine growth. Balance was restored with above average temperatures in July and August allowing grapes to mature along a normal ripening curve. The warmest vintage since 2003 cooled off just in time for harvest. In September, heavy rainfall caused significant delays in the grape harvest resulting in our longest picking season ever. Overall, fruit quality was superb for both red and white varietals and the wines are showing excellent balance and character.
Handcrafted in the classic off-dry style, our Reserve Riesling has flavours of ripe apple, Meyer lemon, and orange marmalade. Mouthwatering acidity and minerality make this unoaked wine especially pleasing.
|12.5% Alc. | R.S. 14.0 g/l | T.A. 8.0 g/l | pH 3.06|
|Vineyards:||Naramata Ranch (60%) and Mission Hill Rd (40%)|