The Washington grapes that Pacific Rim chooses for their Sweet Riesling are picked riper
than the grapes for their Dry Riesling. They use a small amount of yeast to
encourage the fermentation to stick – or keep it from becoming completely dry. They ferment at low temperatures in stainless steel tanks.
Like the Dry Riesling,
this is another no oak, no malolactic wine. To stop the fermentation, Pacific Rim uses their
centrifuge, which separates the yeast and the wine - this concludes the
fermentation. They leave a good amount of carbon dioxide in the wine to create a
lively feeling to the wine – although it's not spritzy.
The resulting wine is moderately sweet and refreshingly low in alcohol – less than
9% – with flavors of pineapple and peach.
Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling brings perfect
balance to all fiery fare – especially Thai, Szechwan and Caribbean cuisine - or
simply enjoy as an aperitif.