2016

XLC Dry Riesling

Columbia Valley
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Eroica 2016 XLC Riesling Columbia Valley
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July 2019
Eroica 2016 XLC Riesling Columbia Valley

Eroica XLC was crafted in an upright oak cask with native yeast fermentation and aged for 12 months on full lees (the spent yeast). This method brings a supple texture to the wine, incredible depth and complexity of flavors.

Extended Lees Contact, or “XLC,” is a traditional winemaking technique that gives wine extra time in barrel to find its natural harmony and balance.

Composition
  • Blend: 100% Riesling
  • Total Acidity 0.71 g/100 mL
  • PH: 3.14
  • Residual Sugar: .97 g/100 mL
  • Alcohol Content: 11.5%
Food Pairings
Asian dishes, Indian curries, crab, scallops
Winemakers
Extended Lees Contact, or “XLC,” is a traditional winemaking technique that gives wine extra time in barrel to find its natural harmony and balance. We took inspiration from Ernst Loosen’s great-grandfather, Peter Loosen, who produced these lees-aged, dry Rieslings in the early 20th Century in Germany. Eroica XLC was crafted in an upright oak cask with native yeast fermentation and aged for 12 months on full lees (the spent yeast). This method brings a supple texture to the wine, incredible depth and complexity of flavors. We hope you enjoy our latest Eroica collaboration.
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