Henry of Pelham Estate Winery Henry of Pelham Riesling, Speck Family Reserve 2007
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An incredibly aromatic and flavourful wine! Deeper and more minerality than the other Rieslings, this one has almost a masculine edge. The grape yield is kept to just 2 tons per acre to concentrate the flavor. It's also press fractioned to use the best juice and whole cluster pressed. A long, creamy finish. Food matches: briny shrimp, scallops, mussels and clams are great with this wine, roast pork as well as pasta with white sauce.
Reviewed December 1, 2009 by Natalie MacLean
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|Made from the grapes grown on the oldest Riesling vines of the Henry of Pelham vineyards (planted 1984).|
Harvest Date: October 11th to 14th, 2007
Yields of 2 to 3 Tonnes/acre (~35-50 hL/ha)
Fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks
Released in Vintages at the LCBO
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Serve this wine between 55-60 degrees Farenheit or 12-16 degrees Celsius. Tip: If your bottle is at room temperature, put it in ice water for about 30 minutes or in the fridge for about three hours to chill it.