2019 Amity Vineyards Estate Riesling

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Honesuckle, Tangerine, & orange blossom

AMITY VINEYARDS ESTATE 

With grapes harvested exclusively from Amity Vineyards, our Riesling is a unique, dry wine with floral aromatics.

Amity Vineyards was the first vineyard planted in the Eola-Amity Hills in 1971, our own-rooted, dry-farmed grapes have dug deep into the ground, past the thin topsoil to access ancient volcanic and marine sediment soils that give these wines a unique sense of place. Amity Vineyard benefits from the Van Duzer corridor which brings cool air in from the Pacific Ocean each evening. The cooler evenings slow the ripening process allowing us to create a balanced, dry wine.

After a string of vintages with above average temperatures, 2019 was a return to a cooler and wetter year. Although the growing season started off on the warm side, we experienced a mild and wetter than average summer. The mild temps allowed for long hang time and lower sugar accumulation. We had a compressed harvest with a number of rain showers that had us picking as much as we could during the dry windows between storms. The wines are looking good with low alcohols, vibrant acidity, beautiful aromatics and great transparency. 

Vineyard Sources: 100% Amity Vineyards

Alcohol Content: 11.7% 

Residual Sugar: 2.88g/L

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Why choose us?

A Storied Vineyard

What makes Amity so unique are the nearly 50-year-old own-rooted vines. They’ve had decades to work through the thin topsoil to dig deep into the ground and access these ancient nutrient-deprived soils. The combination of the vine's age, the absence of artificial inputs, and dry farming practices mean they are naturally low yielding. When vines have a lower crop load they can devote more resources to the grapes which leads to a better concentration of flavor.