VQA Vinemount Ridge
Organic and Biodynamic
Quarry Road Vineyard, Limestone/ Clay soil, Vertical shoot positioning, Cane style pruning, Shoot thinned, Cluster thinned, Leaf thinned, Hand harvested, Organic and Biodynamic farming practice.
The Quarry Road Vineyard Riesling is certified organic and biodynamic. The soil and limestone under this vineyard result in a mineral character. 2012 was hot and dry, yielding great ripeness. The result is a brilliant Riesling with a nose of concentrated citrus fruit, including juicy white grapefruit and hints of lime zest. There is also an evident floral character, and limestone minerality is pronounced. On the palate it is slightly off-dry, with luscious, ripe citrus, subtle tropical notes, and mouth watering acidity. Great length featuring lingering fruit, citrus zest, and stoney minerality.
Reviews and Accolades;
“This is a brilliant riesling with pitch-perfect acid-sugar balance. Very Mosel-like. The nose is lifted granny smith apple, flint, petrol and spice. It's light to mid-weight (10% alcohol), super fresh and almost spritzed with just right sugar balance and fresh, stony finish. Great focus and length, with a pithy lime-grapefruit finish. The length is excellent. Should live a long time, well beyond 2020.” Tasted December 2013. 92/100, David Lawrason., www.winealign.com
This Riesling is extremely flexible as a food wine. It is a great cheese wine. Try an old cheddar, or cheese fondue. The pronounced acidity makes it a very good companion for salads with vinaigrette dressing. Perfect with other early courses, including salads of all kinds, shrimp and oysters, and marinated vegetables. Also perfect for seafood dishes including lobster, shrimp, crab, and white fish. Try pasta tossed with olive oil, fresh herbs, and grilled seafood.
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