2009 Expressions in D Riesling Soprano

Vineland Estates Winery
Expressions in D 2009 Soprano Riesling

Appellation: VQA Niagara Escarpment
Varietal: 100% Riesling
Alcohol Percent: 8.5 %
LCBO Sweetness Descriptor: Mild-Sweet
Residual Sugar g/L:  57.5 g/L
Brix at Harvest: 20.4˚Bx
Total Acid g/L: 11.10 g/L
Cases Produced: 173
Drinking Through: drinking through 2024+
Service Temp.: 10 – 14 C
Bottle Size(s): 750ml
Decanting: No
Description:
From the sandy topsoil of the central band of
Field D, St. Urban Vineyard
Green apple and marmalade notes dominate the nose of this cheerful wine while clover honey tones flesh out the profile. A mild star fruit also pierces through the vivid nature of this memorable Riesling.

Cheese Pairing:  Le Cenre
Producer: Alexis de Portneuf
Location: St. Jacques, Saint-Raymond, QC
Milk: Pasteurized Cow’s Milk

Le Cendre is a semi-soft surface ripened cheese.
At a glance, the warm beige coloured rind shifts to a dense, pale cream paste. There is a thin line of grey-blue ash that splits the cheese through the paste. The aroma is mild and creamy with hazelnut and light cream. Aromas intensify with age and as you move closer to the rind. The texture is dense and creamy, and envelops one’s palate. The flavours are a wonderful combination of mild cream and light fruit. Notes of hazelnut can also be detected throughout. The Soprano is
one of the four stunning Rieslings from the Expressions in D collection. Bright tropical notes of star fruit back the citrus in the form of grapefruit and orange zest. These bold aromas transfer to the palate and evoke comparisons to marmalade. Sweetness meets light salt and fruit exalts in the well balanced acidity within this pairing.

Food Pairing:   Rhubarb Upside-down Cake