2018 La Chenaie Riesling
A gorgeous medium-sweet Riesling with expressive notes of ginger, baking spices, and overripe pineapple balanced by a vein of bright acidity.
Comprised of Riesling grapes from La Chenaie vineyard located in the Eola-Amity Hills. The vines were planted in 2006 in volcanic basalt-jory, ritner, and gelderman soil.
Only 125 cases produced!
2018 La Chenaie Riesling is a Medium Sweet wine.
A wet and cool April delayed bud break, but by bloom, we were quickly caught up to average tracking for the season. Summer was steadily warm but without heat spikes or temperature extremes experienced in 2016 and 2017.
By mid-September, the vines became weary from much sun and not much water and began to shut down causing ripening to stall. A brief rain event and cool down gave the vines the respite and harvest the jumpstart it needed.
We picked Pinot in a concentrated two-week window running until October 10. The Riesling, however, enjoyed an extended spell of sunny but cool autumnal weather that was perfectly ideal for beautiful ripening lasting through October 22.
The resulting wines from the season are vibrant, fresh, and full of concentrated flavor.
A hallmark vintage!
- Eola -Amity Hills
- La Chenaie
- Case production
- Crush format
- Straight to press
- 50-70 degrees fahrenheit
- Bottling date
- Harvest date
- Alcohol percentage
- Residual sugar
- 8.5 g/L
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