2021 Nusshaus Riesling
The Riesling grape is one of many faces, texures, personalities - and a somm secret for food pairings. Dry styles are often lean with high acidity and bright underripe orchard fruits, while sweet styles are rich and decadent. Nusshaus falls squarely in the middle of this scale with juicy ripe fruit, refreshing acidity, and subtle hints of golden mango. Keep on hand for spicy dishes, rich cheeses, and the occasional dessert.
Fruit was chilled overnight and gently pressed the next morning. Juice was racked to barrels for fermentation and then racked to cement egg for 10 months of elevage.
All signs of the start to the 2021 vintage pointed to a classic spring season. Bud break took place end of April followed by a dry spring. Bloom in June arrived with a rain shower that reduced overall yield potential but allowed for the perfect amount of fruit to ripen on the vines for high quality wine production. Summer remained dry and sunny with plenty of heat to keep the fruit developing. While a heat dome in late June posed a challenge for many in the valley, we experienced no damage from this weather event. These summer events lead to a rather early harvest, which successfully wrapped up the first week of October.
Oct 12, 2021
The Savvy Collector
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