Late Harvest Riesling 2020
$50 / Half-Bottle (375ml)
Our Late Harvest Riesling comes from grapes picked as late as December as we leave them on the vine till the fruit resembles raisins and yields a sweet, concentrated juice. After a long and slow fermentation, the resulting wine is quite sweet, incredibly complex, and absolutely delicious.
The growing season began early after a very dry winter that included only half of our typical rainfall. The summer was sunny and pleasant, our warmest since 2003, and the harvest began a few weeks earlier than usual. There were two significant heat spells, one in mid-August and one in early September, but the grapes escaped damage as we have adapted our practices over the years to include more natural shading and the use of sprinklers for cooling. The white wines from this vintage feature concentrated flavors and our signature brightness on the palate.
Full of ripe and rich notes of fig, honey, and apricots are perfectly complemented by aromatic white flowers. Full-bodied and balanced with graceful acidity, this wine has a silky mouthfeel and lingering finish.
This wine is an exceptional pairing to strong cheeses like Gloucester, Epoisses, and Comte. Winery Chef Chris Kennedy suggests serving with poached pears, grilled peaches, fruit pies, and nutty desserts like biscotti. For a delicious brunch, pair with our Auntie’s Yeasted Hotcakes with Kumquat & Fennel Compote.
Auntie’s Yeasted Hotcakes with Kumquat & Fennel Compote