2016 ACID HEAD RIESLING
2016 ACID HEAD RIESLING
VQA BEAMSVILLE BENCH
As was the case for our Pixie and Indigo, Dan enlisted the talents of local visual artist Alex Simons to interpret his vision of a Riesling with a nod to purity, authenticity and playfulness. Dan’s inspirational back label is inspired by the Grateful Dead’s Box of Rain.
This Riesling offers great balance between acidity and flavour. Delicate citrus aroma with hints of vanilla on the nose with flavours of apple, orange peel and candied lemon and a lingering vanilla citrus finish.
Food Pairing Suggestions
Pairs well with fruit based salads such as avocado, great with seafood like crab cakes or white meat like chicken or pork with citrus fruit or light cream sauce. Delicious with Asian food with a twist of ginger.
“By the colourful, psychedelic label, you’d think this was the official wine of the Grateful Dead. But it’s teasing us to drop a different sort of acid, the kind found in grape juice. Riesling is known for high acidity, which is very much in evidence in this juicy, electric white. It’s light, tight and bright, and very right for spring and summer sipping.” Beppi Crosariol, The Globe and Mail
“Green apple, lemon curd, spice and mineral aromas introduce a blaze of bracing tang-laden flavours with green plum, Granny Smith apple and Key lime to the fore. It races across the palate with great élan, piercing with piquant tang and persisting with dazzling pizzazz on the lingering, lip-smacking finish. Pour with a charcuterie board or grilled, crumbled chèvre over olive-oiled mesclun. ‘Acid Head’ may have you tripping out… to Rosehall Run; either in person or online for a few bottles.” 90 points Vic Harradine, winecurrent.com
“The groovy label art for this Riesling is the work of Prince Edward County visual artist Alex Simons and is reminiscent of the 1969 Woodstock era of peace, love and rock and roll. The Riesling is sourced from a single vineyard on the Beamsville Bench in Niagara. It’s a minerally expression on the nose with lime, grapefruit, apple skin and lemon notes. It’s perfectly dry on the palate with taut and racy acidity that plays out like Jimi Hendrix’s greatest solo and highlights a range of citrus fruit and minerals. Austere and serious Riesling.” Score 89 Rick VanSickle, winesinniagara.com