2012 Charles Baker Picone Vineyard

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The premise of Charles Baker Wines is to uncover fantastic Riesling sites in Niagara. Since 2005, my focus has been on Vinemount Ridge and the wine we have made from Mark Picone's farm. The Niagara Escarpment is a special and rare base on which to grow wine. The bedrock dates back millions of years and is constantly shifting and evolving. Lake Ontario, close by, enables the vineyards to survive extreme conditions. The nature of our climate guarantees wines of finesse, ageability and enjoyability.

The 2012 vintage has great varietal character - displaying a complex nose balanced between tropical / petrol and citrus / minerality. On the palate the almost 14g of residual sugar is well reigned in by the equally high acidity.

Growing Conditions

A beautiful season, brilliant sunshine day after glorious day, long dry evenings, cool nights. Fruit ripeness unparalleled balanced with crunchy acid. The best of both worlds. Late dry end to the growing year produced fruit that will make wine for the ages.

Details

Varieties
Riesling
Vintage
2012
Body
light
Region
VQA Vinemount Ridge
Winemaker
J-L Groux, Charles Baker
Alcohol
11%
Bottle size
750 mL
Serving Temperature
10 °C
Drinking Window
2013 - 2022
Harvest Date
October 1, 2012
Cooperage
None