2016 Francis Ford Coppola Sofia Riesling, Monterey County, USA (750ml)
Francis Ford Coppola's 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 with a Riesling that is equally graceful, provocative and alluring.
Riesling is a varietal that can be crafted in many styles, ranging from bone dry to extremely sweet. The goal with Sofia Riesling is to create an off-dry wine that pairs well with food yet has a touch of sweetness. To accomplish this, fermentation is halted at the very end of the process when there is still a tiny amount of sugar left in the wine. This technique compliments the fruit selections they use and accentuates the terroir influences captured by this wine
With the extra hangtime this vintage, the fruit developed expressive flavor concentration and fragrance redolent with the scent of honeydew melon, white flowers, lime, and stony minerals. Sweet on entry, the palate is silky with a medium body and structural integrity from crisp natural acidity that draws the flavors into a dramatic finish.
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