Rosewood Estate 2017 Riesling AF (3pack)

Tastes like

Spring and sunshine!  It’s medium weight and fresh, with a silky texture and light effervescence. The palate shows a stronger fruit profile and milder secondary notes, flipped from the nose, which offers enchanting white florals. Continuous flavours from candied lime, with added peach, white grapefruit, and marmalade. 

Good for

Spring cleaning! Try on all your clothes while sipping a freshly poured glass, and determine whether your summer wardrobe “sparks joy” á la Marie Kondo.

Pairs with

Explore the versatility of this wine with creamy pastas with seafood, crab cakes or rainbow trout in fennel sauce. Wanting to crank up the heat? Riesling is perfect for those extra spicy dishes like five spice duck legs with chili noodles or a curry coleslaw.

Why we're drinking this

We don’t drink anything we don’t absolutely love and this wine has captured our devoted admiration. Niagara is considered one of the best regions for Riesling, which is really showcased here. This wine is packed with concentrated fruit and a nervy purity. Don't be alarmed by the "AF" in the name of this off-dry Riesling from Rosewood Estate. They're not being crass, it stands for Arrested Fermentation! That's the name of the method used to halt the fermentation process before all the grape sugars have been converted into alcohol. It's a common technique for Riesling, which often needs some sweetness in the final wine to balance the high levels of natural acidity. Drinking wonderfully now in its fresh and vibrant stage, this wine will only improve and grow more complex with age.

Tasting notes

This is a solid, classic Niagara Riesling. Pure power of concentrated deliciousness delivered with finesse and elegance. Perfumed and fragrant with lime, fresh-cut apple and a hint of white mushroom. There’s great purity of fruit here, with lime peel, marmalade, granny smith apple and white flowers. It’s focused and lean-bodied, with zesty acidity. Enjoy well chilled.

Drink this: Now to 2023.

Grapes: Riesling

Region: Niagara Escarpment

Alcohol: 11.5%

Production: 500 cases

Winery: Rosewood Estate Winery

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