2015 Reserve Riesling Icewine
Bright aromas of vanilla and citrus fruit announcing flavours of ripe pear, pineapple and hints of orange peel. The sweetness is offset by mouth-watering acidity. A definite treat for the senses.
December 31st, 2015
Our 2015 Reserve Riesling Icewine was sourced from our estate vineyards - Black Sage Bench in Oliver and Mission Hill Road in West Kelowna. Black Sage Bench is a diverse vineyard with more than 60 different individual blocks affording us an amazing array of premium quality fruit. Mission Hill Road perched on the brow of Mt. Boucherie, an inactive volcano, with steep hills and stunning views.
Partially fermented in French and American oak (10%), sur lie aged for 2.5 months
The weather in 2015 was pretty close to perfect for grape growing. It began with an early, mild spring, with budburst two weeks early. The mild weather continued and the months of May and June resulted in excellent fruit set. By the time harvest began, the season had broken average heat records! In September, temperatures cooled to near normal, and the rain stayed away providing a long and plentifully harvest which continued into the first couple of weeks of October. Overall, the extended harvest period allowed for uniform ripening and a very nice end to the season.