2001 Riesling Estate
The 2001 Riesling Willamette Valley has intensity and concentration of fruit that is so indictative of Elk Cove’s white wines. This comes directly from winemaker style in keeping varietal expression intact and specifically from meticulous vineyard maintenance and strict yield control. Thus translating into a wine with a marvelous bouquet of apricots, intense pear and apple overtones with a round, juicy palate.
This wine is delicious now yet has enough fruit and balanced acidity to age a number of years with cool cellaring. Elk Cove Vineyards’ Rieslings are always an excellent alternative white wine choice that is especially good with Dungeness crab, oysters, and blue-veined cheeses.
Our Riesling Estate is made from hand-picked fruit from three of our estate vineyards: Elk Cove Estate, Five Mountain and Windhill. Our Riesling vines are some of the oldest in Oregon, with our Estate and Windhill vines dating from 1975. These older vines give us fruit with a delightful complexity not often seen in domestic Rieslings.
We have the perfect climate for this delicate cool weather white wine – there’s enough sunlight and warmth for ripening, but our cool evenings help us retain the delicate varietal character. We whole-cluster press our Riesling grapes, then ferment the juice at very cool temperatures in small stainless steel tanks, producing an aromatic, crisp Riesling with a beautiful acid profile.
- Vine Age 26 years
- Yield 2.8 tons/acre
- Harvest Sugars 23 Brix
- pH 3.2
- Cases Produced 990