Sight : South Huron Straw Bale
Nose : Fresh Peaches laying in a bed of Spring flowers and wild chamomile.
Palate : Graceful Symphonic body that rolls over your palate leaving a wonderfully slightly peachy sweet finish
Harvest Date: October 3rd / 2022 Harvest Yield: 2.714 Tonnes
Brix at Harvest: 22.0′ Case Yield: 39
Harvest Type: Hand Bottled On: June 20th / 2023
“Süssreserve” is a German term (loosely meaning Sweet Reserve) and used to refer to unfermented grape juice that is used to sweeten a wine AFTER fermentation to soften acidic notes.
With adding the süssreserve, we not only raised the sugar level of the wine slightly, but it balanced the acidic notes to make the wine rounder and softer. It also lowered the amount of alcohol. We held back 100L of Unfermented La Crescent Juice after Production on October 12th 2022. We stored it in our cooler at 3’c to inhibit any fermentation. Light sulphuring was also done over the span of 7 Months to ensure the fermentation didn’t happen. By walking the 224 steps from the cooler to the Winery Production Area with the pails of super sweet and succulent unfermented Juice, we added 24L (roughly 8%) to the fermented La Crescent in a separate stainless tank. This resulted in a “Dry” and “Sweetened” version.
By enjoying the La Crescent and the La Crescent Süssreserve side by side – you can truly appreciate the great qualities in the “Dry Version (0.9G/L : RS) and in the “Sweetened Version” (12G /L : RS)