2020 Carretto Dry Riesling
2020 was a vintage for the ages (in more ways than one). The spring started off unseasonably warm and just got hotter as summer came. There was little rainfall and extended periods of perfect growing weather. In the fall the season was extended by warm weather right until the end of October. Look for some of the best wines Niagara has ever produced from this vintage.
Salty foods like smoked salmon or a simple cheese and bean burrito highlight this wine’s fruit and residual sugar, balancing the acid. Acidic foods like a citrus salad with fennel vinaigrette or citrus marinated chicken thighs achieve the same results as high salt foods, but with the benefit of highlighting subtle citrus notes in the Riesling.
Appellation: VQA Niagara-on-the-Lake
Blend: 100% Riesling
Alcohol: 11.0% ABV
Residual Sugar: 16.8 g/L