2017 Charles Baker B-Side Riesling

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The fresh and lively cool summer of '17 gives us aromatics of stone fruit such as peach but also flint and white pepper. Like a summer rain, floral and green freshness follow.

Growing Conditions

2017 began with above average winter temperatures and low snow precipitation. Spring was timely with bud-break occurring the week of May 8. Cooler, damp temperatures began soon after however and remained through the height of the growing season. Fortunately, an even flowering mid-June was not hindered by these conditions. Extra attention to cluster thinning and leaf plucking was taken to ensure high quality fruit.

Fortuitously, summer weather seemed to start in September and carried through the warmest October in a decade. The total number of growing degree days soared during these two months allowing for delayed, but optimal ripeness. Perfect harvest conditions held through November. After the long and dry autumn, a sudden cold snap in mid-December allowed for an early pick of Icewine.

Details

Varieties
Riesling
Vintage
2017
Body
light
Region
VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake
Winemaker
J-L Groux / Charles Baker
Alcohol
10.3%
Bottle size
750 mL
Serving Temperature
16 °C
Drinking Window
2018 - 2022
Harvest Date
October 14, 2017
Cooperage
None