ibi - Walden (Oak Aged Skin Contact Riesling) / 750mL
Revel Cider Co. (Guelph, ON)
A still, orange Riesling from 2021, fermented on skins for 22 days. Sustainably grown in Beamsville ON, from vines planted in 1999. Matured in 500L oak puncheons for 6 months, and aged in bottle for just over a year to blossom and develop. This wine is incredible after it's lengthy ageing period. It's so fragrant: think guava, granadilla, white tea and a touch of sweet oak. On your palate it's mango, lemon drops and ripe peaches, with those chewy tannins associated with skin fermented white wines and ciders made from old world apples. It's tannic, but not too tannic. This vintage of Walden is delightful as a drink to think on, but it also fits into a casual afternoon. Enjoy lightly chilled.