2021 2021 Poet's Leap Dry Riesling
- Winemaker Gilles Nicault
- Appellation Columbia Valley
- Varietal Dry Riesling
A refined take on the Riesling varietal which showcases the complexity and versatility of this noble grape. Unlike our traditional off-dry style, the 2021 Poet’s Leap Dry Riesling is 100% barrel-fermented to dryness in an oval 360-gallon French oak cask. The use of a neutral wood tank helped heighten aromatics and develop a multi-layered texture. After fermentation, the wine remained on lees for four months to further develop flavors and complexity before bottling. Jasmine and slate aromatics with hints of guava extend the wine’s citrus and stone fruit flavors. Bright acidity provides a racy mouthfeel and contributes pleasant minerality to a long-lasting finish.
The 2021 Poet’s Leap Dry Riesling was sourced from Bacchus Vineyard on the east side of the Columbia River, 15 miles north of Tri-Cities. German clone plantings were selected for this site to enhance the minerality of the Riesling grown here.