RIESLING 2013

THE WINEMAKING

In keeping with traditional techniques the grapes were hand harvested with each bunch passing over a sorting table to ensure only the ripest of bunches were selected.  The bunches were then gently pressed to avoid unattractive phenolics which riesling is famous for.  Aromatic yeasts together with low fermentation temperatures ensure the uniqueness of flavours from our site were captured.   After a period on its lees to add mid palate weight and texture the wine was carefully filtered for bottling.

THE WINE

In homage to its stony origins, this dry styled riesling has an underlying mineral thread throughout.  Aromas include lime zest, granny smith apples and citrus which combine beautifully with a rich palate texture.  A tight mineral thread runs the length of the palate making it delicious to drink now although cellaring for five years or more will be richly rewarded.  It stands up well to lightly spiced tapas, asian food and handles strong cheeses well.

The recommended retail price is $27.00 per bottle.

 

 

Harvest Date: April 2013
Ripeness at harvest: 22.5 brix
Alcohol: 12% by vol
ph: 2.92
Total acidity: 8.6g/l
Residual sugar: 7.0g/l

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