To make our drier style Riesling, we pick our grapes relatively early. The Riesling juice is fermented at cold temperatures for 30 days and then aged in stainless steel tanks. We leave our dry wines sur lie (sur lie means that we keep the wine on the yeast lees to increase the mouthfeel of the wine) post fermentation for five months and we stir the lees once or twice a week. We use no oak and no malolactic on this wine – it’s as pure and unmanipulated as it gets.
For our Dry Riesling, we blend 20% of German Riesling wine – selected by Johannes Selbach in the Mosel region – to 80% of our Washington state Riesling. The German Riesling lends great depth and acidity as well as low alcohol.
The wine is crisp, dry and lush with flavors of citrus, jasmine and minerals. Our Dry Riesling harmoniously complements the world’s most vibrant and flavorful cuisine – from Asian to European to a wide variety of seafood, cheeses and cold meats.