Scout Vineyard NV Skin Contact Riesling 750ml
Blend of 2021 vintage (60%) and 2022 vintage (40%). The Riesling comes from three different certified organic and/or regenerative farmed vineyards: Scout Vineyard (Similkameen Valley), Mulberry Vineyard (Similkameen Valley), and Stonehouse Vineyard. The grapes fermented spontaneously on the skins in open vats from 7-10 days or up to 45 days in qvevri. They were pressed and left to age in neutral barrels and qvevri. Lots of texture and saltiness here. Nothing taken or added except small amounts of sulphur in some of the lots (15ppm).
We have been working on holding our wines back longer every year. We find our wines to be more stable and ultimately gain more texture and complexity if we allow them to age longer before we bottle. Last year we held back half of each wine, aging them in neutral barrels, on the lees, without racking for an additional year. For this upcoming release we have blended the aged 2021 wines with some of the recent 2022 vintage and labelled them all as “Non-Vintage”.