Fruit for this bottling was sourced entirely from 20 year old vines at the Butler’s Grant Vineyard on the Twenty Mile Bench in Vineland, ON. This site consistently produces a very unique profile that defies exact definition, but can be termed as “exotic”, headlined by notes of jasmine and ginger in addition to more typical Bench Riesling characteristics. Whether this exotic profile is the result of very distinct terrior at Butler’s Grant, or associated more with clonal individuality is uncertain as exact clone of the vines is not known. The 2008 vintage fruit was harvested in mid-October at 19.5 degrees Brix and fermented entirely in stainless steel. Fermentation was halted based on sensory analysis. Rather than focus on creating a dry or off-dry style specifically, Creekside makes use of a traditional German nomenclature: “feinherb”, to define its Riesling style. Not legally ascribed to any particular sugar level, feinherb instead refers to a sense of balance between sugar, acidity and fruit intensity.
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