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2001 Riesling TBA, Paul Bosc Estate Vineyard

2001 Riesling TBA, Paul Bosc Estate Vineyard Wine Details
Price: $35.00 per bottle

Description: Harvested by hand at an amazing 37 brix, this totally botrytis affected Riesling is a dramatically intense dessert wine that exudes aromas of honey and tropical fruit. With 173 g / L of residual sugar, the wine is full and sweet on the palate with excellent balancing acidity. Riesling grapes were individually bunch selected from a single vineyard block within the Paul Bosc Estate Vineyard, the Bosc family’s home vineyard well known for its low yields, superb terroir and advanced viticultural techniques. Only three times in its 25 year history has Château des Charmes produced a late harvest wine from totally botrytis affected grapes. To drink now but patient collectors can expect the wine to age 10 - 15 years in the bottle.

Varietal Definition
On the sweeter end of the spectrum, some of the best dessert wines should give thanks to the Riesling varietal. Riesling is known for its complementary nature of combining balanced acidity with sugar. Rieslings are made dry to sweet, but it is the sweet style Riesling that brought about its popularity in the United States. With the rise of spicy sauces, marinades and dips to flavor our meal, Riesling plays a part in taking off the edge of the heat. Riesling is known for a number of signature characteristics: floral, citrus and pear. Riesling has peaked in California with 11,000 acres planted. Today, Monterey County’s cool-climate areas and its long growing season produce good amounts of character for the Riesling grape. Outside of


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