Grape Crush | Stirm - Wirz Vineyard Riesling

    Stirm

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    2017

    Stirm - Wirz Vineyard Riesling

    Stirm - Wirz Vineyard Riesling

    • winery: Stirm
    • vintage: 2017
    • varietal: Riesling
    • region: Cienega Valley, California
    • country: u.s.a
    • type: new!/our crushes!
    • ABV: 13.5
    • size: 750mL

    Unfined, unfiltered, dry-farmed, organic, natural California Riesling. Now say that five more times in a row! Stirm's winemaking philosophy is quite simple. Whole cluster press everything, short periods of skin contact, avoid SO2 until fermentation has completed, let indigenous yeast do their thing, and fine/filter as minimally as possible. Dry, bright, zippy minerality, lush citrus fruit, floral, a tiny bit of petrol. Good structure and long-lasting finish. Don't snooze on this limited quantity beauty.