Januik Bacchus Vineyard Riesling 2017
At Januik Winery, single vineyard wines should only be made when a particular site yields an exceptional wine that reflects the unique
character of the vineyard. Bacchus Vineyard is located outside Pasco on a southwest facing slope which overlooks the Columbia River. Planted at Bacchus Vineyard are two of Germany’s best Riesling clones, Geisenheim 198 and Neustadt 90, from which our Riesling is made.
Color: a light to medium gold color with white hues.
Aromas: the nose is complex, offering honeycrisp apple, peach, and bready notes with the slightest hint of petrol.
Flavors: the palate is layered with notes of ginger, honey, apple, apricot, and sleek minerality. This is easily enjoyable now, but has the acidity and structure to lay down for a year or two.
After gently pressing the grapes and cold settling the juice overnight, the fermentation was initiated with Anchor Vin 13, a yeast isolate which was developed largely because of its wonderful aromatic characteristics. Temperatures never exceeded 55F for the duration of the fermentation which was finally arrested almost six weeks after it began.