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2020 Dry Riesling
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2020 Dry Riesling
Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
AlbariƱo
Appellation
Monterey
Vineyard
Viento
Harvest Date
Oct 1, 2020
pH
3.1
Aging
100% Stainless steel
Bottling Date
Mar 27, 2021
Alcohol %
12.50
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SKU: 20SVIWR7EMON212

Flashback to July 2019: Dave Nagengast, VP of Winemaking, is cruising down the Rhine River on a Scheid Vineyards weeklong excursion, savoring classic German Rieslings, from bone dry to dessert sweet and everything in between. It was the trocken, or dry style, with their gorgeous aromatics and bracing acidity, that really got to him. Back in Monterey, Dave couldn’t shake it. He was inspired! With a block of estate grown Riesling at his fingertips, he decided to craft a Dry Riesling from our cool climate Viento Vineyard, a site perfectly suited to a bone dry rendition that accentuates the beautiful fruit, flinty minerality and brisk acidity of Riesling. A nose of green pear, stone fruit and citrus unfolds into flavors of lemon blossom, fresh apple, lime and apricot with a backbone of racy acidity. It is a wine that begs for good food and warm conversation.

Wine Specs
Vintage
2020
Varietal
AlbariƱo
Appellation
Monterey
Vineyard
Viento
Harvest Date
Oct 1, 2020
pH
3.1
Aging
100% Stainless steel
Bottling Date
Mar 27, 2021
Alcohol %
12.50
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Wine Profile
Vineyard
The grapes for our estate grown Riesling are sourced from our estate Viento Vineyard. The name Viento is the Spanish word for wind and this brisk vineyard is aptly named after the dependable winds which come howling down the vineyard corridor every afternoon around 2 p.m. The cool and windy conditions allow for slow ripening and the cultivation of top-notch Riesling.
Varietal Composition
100% Riesling
Winemaking
The handpicked grapes were whole cluster pressed and the juice was lightly pressed. The juice was then cold settled to remove the excess pulp, which prevents the yeast from being stressed and allows for a clean fermentation. The juice was slowly fermented entirely in stainless steel at a very cold temperature to enhance the fruit esters and preserve varietal aromatics, then aged in 100% stainless steel.
Cases Produced
196