2013 Charles Baker Picone

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$35.00
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This vineyard's hallmarks are all on full display here with floral notes on the nose, a savoury tone that runs through the core and is all fleshed out by white stone fruit and citrus. The wild yeasts that kicked off the ferment and ensuing hang-time on the lees over the winter before the spring bottling yielded complex fruit and length. With only 10% alcohol, the wine is delicate, refreshing and balanced. The modest sweetness is tempered by a savage acidity that cracks a whip. The finish is long, dry, fruit filled and makes you leap over the bar for more.

Growing Conditions

A riesling vintage if ever there was one. On the escarpment, overall cool, cloud and long. Some summer moisture with cool nights followed by a long dry fall resulted in moderate sugar, ripping acidity and low pH. Low alcohol wines with backbones of steel and finesse will age deeply into the next decade.

Details

Varieties
Riesling
Vintage
2013
Body
light
Region
VQA Vinemount Ridge
Winemaker
Charles Baker / Stratus
Alcohol
10.1%
Bottle size
750 mL
Serving Temperature
10 °C
Drinking Window
2016 - 2023
Harvest Date
October 10-11, 2013
Cooperage
None