Gård Vintners' Riesling Round Up
Riesling is a white grape variety that can be found planted in many wine regions of the world and thrives in a cooler climate. Riesling’s high acidity, abundant fruit and fragrant bouquet creates a crisp, complex white wine with potential to age. Riesling can range in style from dry to sweet and winemaking techniques can vary to create different styles.
Currently, we produce three different styles of Riesling:
2019 Riesling Grand Klasse Reserve –
Our 2019 Riesling Grand Klasse Reserve is a dry, complex and
food friendly wine. The aromatic bouquet opens up with white blossoms, ripe stone fruits, nutmeg, golden apples and a slight hint of ginger. The pallet yields flavors of minerality, citrus, honey with a touch of salinity on the lingering finish. This complex, dry Riesling has lively acidity, and the oak integration adds a touch of toast and roundness to the mouthfeel. Try this with mussels in wine and butter sauce, crab, pork loin or pork belly with apple puree, or Asian chicken salad.
2019 Riesling Ice Wine - For those with a sweet tooth, this is the Riesling for you! Our Riesling Ice Wine is made from fermenting still-frozen grapes off the vine to create an extremely concentrated and sweet juice which is then fermented under cold fermentation to yield a dessert wine that is an absolutely delectable treat! The nose of this wine is extremely pronounced and aromatic, while the concentrated flavors add many layers of depth to the palate. This wine expresses honeysuckle, peach, apricot, caramelized pear, and orange marmalade with high, brisk acidity to balance the sweetness. We are honored that our Riesling Ice Wine has received 94 points from Paul Gregutt and 93 Points from Wine Spectator!
2017 Contact Riesling – This Riesling shows deeper color intensity from extended skin contact. Orange wines are fermented with a portion of the skins to extract color pigmentation, structure and added complexity. The Contact Riesling is acid driven and dry with notes of honey, orange blossom, lemon citrus and lemon grass. With it’s searing acidity, texture and lighter profile, makes it perfect for Pad Thai, white meats with lemon grass and seafood dishes.
Complement this wine with a lemon or apple dessert, cheeses (especially pungent cheeses, such as blue cheese), a white chocolate treat, or sip on it after a family meal!