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2017 Riesling

2017 Riesling

Indulge in flavors of dried apricot & candied raisins

DRY(on the International Riesling Foundation scale). Subtle notes of white clover and succulent pear. Flavors of lemon, green apple, and mango. A subtle honey note rounds off the finish of this exclusive release.

2017 was another great vintage for the North Fork. Although marginally cooler temperatures prevailed in May and again in August and early September. October, was unusually warm and spectacular - perfect for harvesting! Rainfall was steady but manageable throughout the summer and there was a nice period of dry weather in the middle of the summer. As always, obsessive management and disease control in the vineyard were important in 2017 as ripening was (in some varietals) almost two weeks later than usual. But flavors developed beautifully with strong Brix and moderate acids. The 2017 harvest produced clean and balanced fruit with outstanding flavors.

Vineyard: Kontokosta
Variety: 100% Riesling
Hand-harvested: October 3
Winemaking: Whole cluster pressing and cold fermentation at 55° F for six weeks in stainless steel.
Bottled: April 2018
Alcohol: 12.5%
RS: 0%
Cases Produced: 75
Retail Price: $22.00
Enjoy: Drink now for optimum enjoyment
Winemaker: Gilles Martin
Release Date: August 2018