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.
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.
Bright and refreshing, the Bacchus Vineyard Riesling is brimming with apricot, peach and grapefruit flavors and aromas. Punctuated with mineral notes, the finish is crisp, balanced and lingering.