Savage Grace Riesling 2014
Vineyard: Underwood Mountain Vineyards / Columbia Gorge AVA
Harvest: Picked 11/3/14, Brix=20.2, pH=3, TA=9g/L
Processing (wine making): Whole-cluster pressed into stainless-steel tank and slowly fermented over 20 days. Bottled in March 2015.
RS:2.5%, Alcohol 10.5%, pH=2.9
Tasting Notes: Off-dry, with tangerine, lime, ginger root, and wet stone.
Aspect/Altitude/Climate/Soil: SE-facing, steep,terraced slopes, 800-1200 feet, non-irrigated, volcanic loam.
Production: 200 cases
Winemaker Comments: "The location of Underwood Mountain Vineyard, on a steep volcanic hillside high above the Columbia River Gorge, is the perfect climate for providing the lengthy ripening season needed for the Riesling grape’s intense flavors to develop, while not losing the acidity that’s core to the grape. Flavors of tangerine, lime, ginger root, and wet stone combine to make a delicious off-dry Riesling that finishes dry.” —Michael Savage