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RIESLING, CUVÉE BLACK BALL 2017, PEARL MORISSETTE (WHITE, NIAGARA)

Regular price $54.95

The first Black Ball Riesling to be released in a number of years. The wine is fully-dry in a classically 'atypical' Pearl Morissette style and has been fermented and aged in a combination of concrete and foudres.

A wine of suave structure and tautness,  with vibrant fruit and rich, layered mouthfeel. Salinity, spice and luminous summer fruit weave through the palate in unison and glide into a finish of smoothness, purity and resonating power.

Vinification & Élevage: 2017 Cuveé Black Ball is 100% Riesling sourced from our 19th street vineyard on Twenty Mile Bench. It was harvested on October 26th, 29th, and 30th, hand sorted and whole-bunch pressed.

Fermentation by indigenous yeast proceeded steadily in a combination of concrete (61%) and old foudres (39%) and completed by early spring 2018. The wine was left to age in its fermentation vessels, without battonage for a total of 20 months. 2017 Riesling Cuveé Black Ball was bottled un-fined and unfiltered on September 18th, 2019.

pH: 2.98

Total Acidity: 5.9 g/L FS02: 3.2ppm at bottling

Alcohol: 12% /vol Residual Sugar: <2 g

646 CASES MADE