The Three Faces of Riesling

The Three Faces of Riesling
From Shady Lane Cellars™
One Source ~ Three Different Personalities

By Nancy Walman

As a winemaker, imagine having the freedom and ability to explore the full range of a wine grape’s potential for complete expression of that cultivar. That’s exactly what Shady Lane’s™ winemaker Adam Satchwell has done; he imagined it, and then accomplished it.

Mr. Satchwell has taken Riesling, one of Michigan’s signature varieties, and explored three possibilities of what the grape is capable of producing, from the exact same, estate source. The full range of his Rieslings’ current vintage is a collection of dry, to semi-dry, to sparkling:

The results are, in a word, amazing. Here are affordable wines with style, grace and distinction. From sweet to dry, still to sparkling, we loved them all and so will you. Highly recommended!

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1. 2007 Shady Lane Cellars™ Estate Riesling: This wine exhibits classic Riesling aromas of peach, citrus, apples, wildflowers, honey and spice together in a fuller, richer and drier style than our Semi-dry Riesling. Great with anything from freshwater fish in a light lemon-butter sauce to roasted pork. [SRP: $16.50]

2. 2007 Shady Lane Cellars™ Semi-Dry Riesling: Loaded with bright and clean flavors of peaches, apples and limes with a hint of honey and wildflowers. Fermented and aged in stainless steel this wine shows some sweetness and finishes clean and crisp. Pair with freshwater fish, shellfish, grilled pork with a fruit sauce or any spicy Asian dish. [SRP: $16.50]

3. 2006 Shady Lane Cellars™ Sparkling Riesling: Cuve Close, or Charmat method, of producing sparkling, which Adam Satchwell employs, in order to not have the yeast component overshadow the fresh fruit qualities… Perfect for holiday celebrations. [SRP: $22.00]

It’s very important when tasting a Michigan Riesling that one first considers the location. This is not a California wine. Michigan has a unique microclimate, so it consequently produces unique wines. This is a very important consideration as Shady Lane Cellars™ estate wines are evaluated. Be the first one on your block to discover Shady Lane Cellars™.

These Rieslings are very aromatic, have an abundance of delicate nuances, and give the wine taster the full expression of place. How refreshing.

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9400 Shady Lane, Suttons Bay, MI ~ [T] 231-935-1620 ~ adam@shadylanecellars.com ~ www.shadylanecellars.com

2007 Dry Riesling

Shady Lane Cellars™ vision is to produce exemplary, classic cool-climate wines on the
Leelanau Peninsula. Our focus is to craft wines that show both elegance of structure and
intensity of aroma and flavor. We are guided by the character of our vineyards and the
fruit they produce. We’re exploring with great intensity what our AVA offers for a
unique flavor profile. We keep in mind that every wine is made up of a thousand details,
all of which need to be governed by the philosophy of reaching toward and developing an
expression of our AVA’S unique offerings and “place.” We believe our vineyards, our
climate, and our team – all of which is our “terroir” – makes Shady Lane Cellars™ that
place to achieve this vision, a place that is greater than the sum of its parts.
Tech Data:
Varietal Content 100% Riesling
Case Production 142
Aging No barrel aging
Alcohol 12.1 %
Brix at Harvest 21.7 °
Residual Sugar 2 g/L – 0.2%
Titratable Acidity 7.2 g/L
pH 3.22
Release Date September 1, 2008
Adam Satchwell Winemaker Notes:
This wine exhibits classic Riesling aromas of peach, citrus, apples, wildflowers, honey
and spice together in a fuller, richer and drier style than our Semi-Dry Riesling. Great
paired with anything from freshwater fish in a light lemon-butter sauce to roasted pork.
Suggested Retail: $16.50

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2007 Semi-Dry Riesling

Shady Lane Cellars™ vision is to produce exemplary, classic cool-climate wines on the
Leelanau Peninsula. Our focus is to craft wines that show both elegance of structure and
intensity of aroma and flavor. We are guided by the character of our vineyards and the
fruit they produce. We’re exploring with great intensity what our AVA offers for a
unique flavor profile. We keep in mind that every wine is made up of a thousand details,
all of which need to be governed by the philosophy of reaching toward and developing an
expression of our AVA’S unique offerings and “place.” We believe our vineyards, our
climate, and our team – all of which is our “terroir” – makes Shady Lane Cellars™ that
place to achieve this vision, a place that is greater than the sum of its parts.
Tech Data:
Varietal Content 100% Riesling
Case Production 142
Aging No barrel aging
Alcohol 12.1 %
Brix at Harvest 21.7 °
Residual Sugar 2 g/L – 0.2%
Titratable Acidity 7.2 g/L
pH 3.22
Release Date September 1, 2008
Adam Satchwell Winemaker Notes:
This wine exhibits classic Riesling aromas of peach, citrus, apples, wildflowers, honey
and spice together in a fuller, richer and drier style than our Semi-Dry Riesling. Great
paired with anything from freshwater fish in a light lemon-butter sauce to roasted pork.
Suggested Retail: $16.50

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2006 Sparkling Riesling

Shady Lane Cellars™ vision is to produce exemplary, classic cool-climate wines on the
Leelanau Peninsula. Our focus is to craft wines that show both elegance of structure and
intensity of aroma and flavor. We are guided by the character of our vineyards and the
fruit they produce. We’re exploring with great intensity what our AVA offers for a
unique flavor profile. We keep in mind that every wine is made up of a thousand details,
all of which need to be governed by the philosophy of reaching toward and developing an
expression of our AVA’S unique offerings and “place.” We believe our vineyards, our
climate, and our team – all of which is our “terroir” – makes Shady Lane Cellars™ that
place to achieve this vision, a place that is greater than the sum of its parts.
Tech Data:
Varietal Content 94% Riesling, 6% Muscat Ottonel
Case Production 210
Aging No barrel aging; Cuvee Close method
Alcohol 11.4%
Brix at Harvest 21.5°
Residual Sugar 12 g/L – 1.2%
Titratable Acidity 9.6 g/L
pH 3.01
Release Date May 1, 2008
Adam Satchwell Winemaker Notes:
An absolute favorite of ours, an unabashedly fun wine! Try this with a splash of
Looza Peach Nectar for a quick and delicious Bellini.
Suggested Retail: $22.00

9400 Shady Lane, Suttons Bay, MI ~ [T] 231-935-1620 ~ adam@shadylanecellars.com ~ www.shadylanecellars.com

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