2016 FOSSIL & TILL RIESLING PETNAT 100% Riesling. Sourced entirely from 25 year old vines from a single vineyard in the “Banana Belt” of Seneca Lake, a 9 mile long microclimate on the eastern side of the lake known for warmer temperatures than the surrounding areas. All work to the vines, including leaf pulling, green harvesting, and harvest was done by hand. The grapes were hand-harvested at 20 Brix & sorted into lug bins then sorted again before being whole cluster pressed in a pneumatic bladder press on the gentlest setting. The juice was settled for 48 hours before being racked off the gross lees. Native yeast fermentation took place and the wine underwent a slow, natural 2 month long fermentation before it was racked into bottle at 2 brix and sealed with a crown cap before fermentation could finish. Fermentation completed in bottle and the wine was not disgorged. No fining or filtering. Sulfur use was kept to a minimum at 15 mg/L and only used once at pressing.. 125 cases produced.
2016 FOSSIL & TILL RIESLING PETNAT ***Shipping Starting in September*** $30