2015 Monks Gate Riesling
Bouquet: apple leather, golden raisin, pear clafoutis, honeysuckle Palate: lime zest, baked Granny Smith apple, clove, bitter orange marmalade Perception: sweet autumn fruits with lush acidity, structured tannin, and an uplifting finish. Drinkability: Ready to be enjoyed! Delightful pared with seasonal fruit-based desserts or after dinner cheeses with local honey.
2015 Vintage: A warm winter yielded bud break three weeks earlier than normal and lead into bloom under exceptional weather conditions. A dry and hot summer was broken up by rain in late August, and favorably cooled down in September in time to result in one of the earliest harvests on record. The grapes at harvest were ex traordinary in quantity and quality, offering ripeness, balance, and expressive flavor.