April Wines of the Month - The Many Sides of Riesling
Riesling is one of the most versatile grape varieties out there. It can be sweet, tart, rich, perfumed – it can be table wine, sparkling wine, dessert wine or even orange wine. The grape itself comes out of the Rhine region of Germany and is still Germany’s most widely planted variety. At Trail Estate we love drinking Riesling. To better understand how this grape showcases the purity of its terroir I travelled to Germany and met with producers across the country – both big and small. Aside from eating and drinking really well, I found time to learn about the grape growing and the winemaking and to better understand our Riesling in Prince Edward County and Niagara. At Trail Estate we craft expressive Rieslings in many different styles. Our small-batch approach allows me the flexibility to determine winemaking at the time of picking since each vintage is significantly different from the other. Our fruit is sourced from three premium vineyards across Niagara and we have included three different styles for you to explore.
Wines included this month:
2015 Foxcroft Barrel Ferment Riesling
2016 Hughes Skin Contact Riesling
2016 Wild Ferment Riesling