EX NIHILO VINEYARDS RIESLING v.2008

APPELLATION:

Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley

COMPOSITION:

100% RIESLING

CLONE:

239

BOTTLE SIZE:

750 ml.

ALCOHOL:

13.0%

RESIDUAL SUGAR:

4.2 g/L

ACIDITY:

6.5 g/L

CASE PRODUCTION:

500

CODE:

846808

PRICE:

$30/bottle


VINTAGE DESCRIPTION:

The 2008 season started with cool weather early in the spring, which was followed by a warmer period through mid-May that gave way to a beautiful hot Okanagan summer. The warmth allowed the grapes to reach their full ripeness potential. A warm September further intensified the fruit flavours, added complexity and resulted in good acidity. On October 15h the grapes were hand-harvested from our Okanagan Falls vineyard site.

WINEMAKING:

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.

TASTING NOTES

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!”

RELEASE DATE:

March 2010

WINEMAKERS:

David Fredricks, Dr. Alan Marks

EX NIHILO VINEYARDS 1525 CAMP RD., LAKE COUNTRY, BC V4V 1K2, PHONE: 250.766.5522