2022 Amity Vineyards Estate Riesling
Cider Apple, Jasmine, Honeycomb
AMITY VINEYARDS ESTATE
The 2022 growing season was a return to an historical weather pattern that the Willamette Valley has not experienced in more than a decade. For much of the region, a warm and dry March gave way to an early bud-break that was unfortunately followed by an early April frost that provoked grave fears of severely damaged vines. Thankfully, the vineyard’s elevation is such that the vines were still dormant at that moment and thus did not experience any injury from the cold. Temperatures continued to be unusually cool and wet throughout the spring, thus inhibiting vine growth and delaying flowering until late June. As fruit set, summer settled into a slightly warmer than average season. With plenty of moisture in the ground from the wet spring, the vines happily endured the heat that eased into a long and dry September/October. With little to no rain during these autumn days, the Riesling was able to hang on the vines until the very end of October allowing the fruit to be fully ripe, complex and balanced with amazing acidity.
Vineyard Sources: 100% Amity Vineyards
Alcohol Content: 12%
Residual Sugar: 6.18g/L