2011 Sofia Riesling
Our original Sofia sparkling wine was created as a gift from a father to his daughter as a celebration of love and beauty. Sofia Riesling continues this tradition by bringing you a wine that is equally graceful, provocative and alluring.
£18.99 per bottle / £227.88 per case of 12, all prices include VAT
Our Riesling grapes are grown in the cool vineyards of Monterey County, where moderate daytime temperatures and a prevailing fog lengthens the growing season so that the grapes ripen more slowly. This condition, coupled with brisk nighttime temperatures, help the fruit retain its crisp natural acidity, which is vital to creating a wine that balances sweetness with vibrancy.
Riesling is a varietal that can be crafted in many styles, ranging from bone dry to extremely sweet. Because we want our Sofia Riesling to pair well with food, we opt to create an off-dry wine with a touch of sweetness offset by crisp natural acidity on the palate. To accomplish this, we arrest fermentation as it reaches the very end of the process when there is just a bit of sugar left in the wine.
2014 set the record for an early vintage year. 2015 broke the record with an even earlier harvest. Dry conditions throughout the season led to well concentrated and highly aromatic fruit, giving us a beautiful and expressive wine that offers nuances of white peach, tangerine, green apple, pineapple and honeysuckle along with crisp minerality. This wine exhibits a silky quality on the palate, inviting length on the finish and ample fragrance on the nose.