EX NIHILO VINEYARDS RIESLING v.2011
Okanagan Falls, Okanagan Valley
$21/bottle + tax
The spring and early summer were cool and damp resulting in bud break happening behind schedule. With the cool temperatures continuing into early summer, flowering and veraison also occurred behind. Despite the conditions early in the season, with selective thinning in the vineyard and the near perfect conditions of August and September the 2011 vintage produced exceptional fruit with outstanding balance between fruit, acidity, tannins and alcohol.
True to traditional style Rieslings, 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.
Very consistent to the Ex Nihilo style, our 2011 Riesling is 100% stainless steel fermented with grapes our Lake Country and Okanagan Falls vineyards. The wine is dry on the palate with juicy notes of crisp apples and fresh citrus. Further complexities of ripe stone fruits and delicate pear balanced with a lingering mineral finish Cellar now through 2018.This crisp aromatic wine pairs well with Thai or Indian style dishes.
September 1, 2012