EX NIHILO VINEYARDS RIESLING v.2007
Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley
The 2007 season started with warm weather early in the spring, which was followed by a cooler period through mid-May but gave way to a beautiful hot Okanagan summer. The warmth allowed the grapes to reach their full ripeness potential. A cooler September further intensified the fruit flavours, added complexity and resulted in good acidity. On September 29th the grapes were hand-harvested from our Okanagan Falls vineyard site.
The fruit was hand harvested and sorted followed by gentle pressing for maximum extraction. The free run juice then went through a cool two week fermentation in stainless steel tanks.
Fresh fruit flavours and aromas of peach, apple, passion fruit and citrus compliment the luscious mid palate and continue to the crisp balanced finish. Vin° 243 – Riesling Du Monde, Judges comments, “Beautiful colour, rich aromas and superb complexity, a Riesling of Pleasure!”
July 1, 2009
Rob Thielicke, Dr. Alan Marks