2013 Minus Five Riesling
Minus Five Riesling is all about interplay. The warmth of ripe, golden fruit with cool acidity and edgy minerality. It'll leaving you wanting more. Redhaven peach, toasted honeycomb, and Satsuma mandarin delicately intertwine with a lush, textural mid palate. Gently overlapping and continuing through the finish is the refreshing, bright, and long acid that hangs and hangs.
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Ripe, whole clusters of Riesling were flash frozen in a local frozen raspberry operation at Minus Five degree F temperature (“Cryo-Cluster”) in October. Then, we select the coldest day of December to take the fruit out of the freezer and drop the fruit into our press. The frozen clusters are pressed over two days. High sugar concentrated juice dribbles out of the press and was fermented with one of our proprietary yeast strains in a mix of stainless steel and used French oak barrels. Since we freeze the fruit in a freezer, we cannot call this wine “ice wine,” so after consulting the spirits of Ted Williams, Walt Disney and X-Men, we invented the term Cryo-Cluster for this low alcohol, dessert wine.
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