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Ethos Late Harvest White Riesling 2006

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TASTING NOTES"The Ethos Late Harvest White Riesling is a complex, decadent wine with intense aromas of apricot, honey and jasmine spice. Layers of apricot and white peach flavors are wonderfully balanced with natural acidity and a luscious finish. I can't think of a better way to end a perfect meal!"-Bob Bertheau, Winemaker WINEMAKER'S HARVEST STORY The 2006 harvest brought us unique opportunities to make a variety of sweet wines, including a Late Harvest Riesling, Late Harvest Chenin Blanc, Riesling Ice Wine, Chenin Blanc Ice Wine, as well as our prized Single Berry Select Trockenbeerenauslese style wine. With forecasts predicting below freezing temperatures for the evening of October 30th... we decided to pick our botrytis affected grapes for the Single Berry Select during the day of October 30th. Then we picked frozen ice wine grapes that night during the freeze and grapes for late harvest wines the next morning after the grapes had thawed. So we ended up picking grapes for five different dessert wines within 24 hours! VINEYARDS Horse Heaven Vineyard is located adjacent to the Columbia River in the Horse Heaven Hills in Paterson, Washington. The site enjoys early-morning humidity and moderatedaytime temperatures in which Botrytis cinerea thrives. Select Riesling grapes were left hanging on the vine until late October, to achieve the natural condition of Botrytis required for making this exceptional wine. Grapes were picked after the Botrytis set in and hadconcentrated the sugars and flavors of the fruit. WINEMAKING Riesling grapes were carefully harvested on October 31st, including 40-50% Botrytis affected clusters for more complexity. Following a gentle pressing, the juice was inoculated with an aromatic strain of yeast (WE14), to bring out the desired fresh fruit aromas in the wine. Fermented in stainless steel tanks for five weeks to preserve the fruit's intrinsically vibrant flavor profile. TECHNICAL DATAAlcohol..........8.0 %Total Acidity............0.82g /100mlpH.............................. 3.31Residual Sugar.............................. 22.2Blend............100% Horse Heaven Vineyard White Riesling

Region: France » Alsace
Winery: Ethos
Color: White
Varietal: Riesling
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External Reviews for Ethos Late Harvest White Riesling

External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Chateau Ste Michelle Riesling 2006 Ethos and all other wine from Chateau Ste Michelle are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.



TASTING NOTES"The Ethos Late Harvest White Riesling is a complex, decadent wine with intense aromas of apricot, honey and jasmine spice. Layers of apricot and white peach flavors are wonderfully balanced with natural acidity and a luscious finish. I can't think of a better way to end a perfect meal!"-Bob Bertheau, Winemaker WINEMAKER'S HARVEST STORY The 2006 harvest brought us unique opportunities to make a variety of sweet wines, including a Late Harvest Riesling, Late Harvest Chenin Blanc, Riesling Ice Wine, Chenin Blanc Ice Wine, as well as our prized Single Berry Select Trockenbeerenauslese style wine. With forecasts predicting below freezing temperatures for the evening of October 30th... we decided to pick our botrytis affected grapes for the Single Berry Select during the day of October 30th. Then we picked frozen ice wine grapes that night during the freeze and grapes for late harvest wines the next morning after the grapes had thawed. So we ended up picking grapes for five different dessert wines within 24 hours! VINEYARDS Horse Heaven Vineyard is located adjacent to the Columbia River in the Horse Heaven Hills in Paterson, Washington. The site enjoys early-morning humidity and moderatedaytime temperatures in which Botrytis cinerea thrives. Select Riesling grapes were left hanging on the vine until late October, to achieve the natural condition of Botrytis required for making this exceptional wine. Grapes were picked after the Botrytis set in and hadconcentrated the sugars and flavors of the fruit. WINEMAKING Riesling grapes were carefully harvested on October 31st, including 40-50% Botrytis affected clusters for more complexity. Following a gentle pressing, the juice was inoculated with an aromatic strain of yeast (WE14), to bring out the desired fresh fruit aromas in the wine. Fermented in stainless steel tanks for five weeks to preserve the fruit's intrinsically vibrant flavor profile. TECHNICAL DATAAlcohol..........8.0 %Total Acidity............0.82g /100mlpH.............................. 3.31Residual Sugar.............................. 22.2Blend............100% Horse Heaven Vineyard White Riesling

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