2018 Appassionata GG Riesling
The fruit for this wine was harvested from old Rieslng vines (planted in 1976) in the Medici Vineyard, which is also in the Chehalem Mountains AVA, just a few miles from the winery. We lease this vineyard and have been farming it organically since 2015. THe wine was fermented in a 3,000-liter German oak cask, and rests on the full lees for 12 months before bottling. The extended lees contact allows the wine to clarify and find its own harmonious balance naturally.
Light bright yellow. Incisive citrus pith and pear skin aromas give way to richer melon and peach with aeration. Nicely concentrated and energetic as well, offering juicy Anjou pear, Meyer lemon and quince flavors and a spicy ginger note. Shows very good clarity and spicy lift on a long, silky finish that echoes the pear and ginger notes.