2011 Pacific Rim Riesling Vin de Glaciere 375 ml

Category: Washington SKU: 51871 Size: 375 ml
Brand: Pacific Rim
Region: Columbia Valley
Varietal: Riesling Style: Dessert Wine
Ship/Pickup Class: A, L
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2011 Pacific Rim Riesling Vin de Glaciere 375 ml

Winemaker's Notes:

Our Vin de Glacière is sourced from our Wallula Vineyard which sits on ridge soaring 1,000 feet above the Columbia River. Because the vineyard is farmed with the highest sustainable standards, the wine beautifully portrays the characteristics of this unique piece of land in Washington State's Columbia Valley.

We pick the Vin de Glacière Riesling grapes around 22.5% sugar in order to preserve the natural acidity of the grapes. The grapes are then frozen and pressed frozen, resulting in a concentrated press juice (about 36% sugar) and a low yield (about half our yield from non-frozen grapes). The concentrated juice is fermented until we reach 16.1% Residual Sugar. The wine's aromatics portray an abundance of pear, jasmine and honey. On the palate, the wine is surprisingly light and aromatic but not cloying or syrupy — this has to do with the balanced acidity (1.01%) in the wine. The 8.9% alcohol makes the wine refreshing and quite food friendly.