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Charles Baker Wines Picone Riesling

Picone Riesling

Niagara Region

Cellar Door Price $35.00

Riesling 100.0%
Serving Temperature 10.0
Alcohol 10.1%
Drinking Start Year 2016
Drinking End Year 2023

Growing Conditions

A riesling vintage if ever there was one. On the escarpment, overall cool, cloud and long. Some summer moisture with cool nights followed by a long dry fall resulted in moderate sugar, ripping acidity and low pH. Low alcohol wines with backbones of steel and finesse will age deeply into the next decade.


October 10-11, 2013


This vineyard's hallmarks are all on full display here with floral notes on the nose, a savoury tone that runs through the core and is all fleshed out by white stone fruit and citrus.


The wild yeasts that kicked off the ferment and ensuing hang-time on the lees over the winter before the spring bottling yielded complex fruit and length. With only 10% alcohol, the wine is delicate, refreshing and balanced. The modest sweetness is tempered by a savage acidity that cracks a whip. The finish is long, dry, fruit filled and makes you leap over the bar for more.

Winemakers Tenure
Charles Baker January 1st, 2005 - Present

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