Single Berry Select is made in the traditional German Trockenbeerenauslese style and is one of the few TBAs in North America. Literally, the word means a wine made from a selection (Auslese) of individually picked grapes (Beeren) which have been left on the vine until so ripe as to be practically dry (trocken) or raisened. Riesling grapes are left on the vine beyond our regular harvest season at our Horse Heaven Vineyard to ripen until raisined for ultimate concentration. Berries are individually picked and hand sorted. The juice is fermented for more than eight months to develop full character. The result is an ultra rich, concentrated yet elegant wine with intense aromas of orange blossom, honey and sweet spice. Decadent flavors of ripe pineapple and honey give way to a long, luscious finish. Made in very limited quantities, typically less than 75 cases a year. This special wine is available for one year after release, then returned to Private Cellar for re-release ten years post-vintage.
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