2017 Riesling

95 Points, Gold Medal, The Real Reviews, Bob Campbell MW
94 Points, 5 Stars, Wine Orbit, Sam Kim 
17.5/20 POints, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews 

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The Riesling is our baby, in the sense that it was the first wine we produced and launched to the public. It is a purely textural adventure, ripe with off-dry flavors of honeysuckle, pink grapefruit and sweet almond blossom. The citrus notes meld together with crisp minerality and a complex ripe apple character. It finishes with a beautiful, lingering acidity. This wine is made by blending together two distinct blocks of Riesling from the vineyard.

Pair our Mt. Beautiful Riesling with fresh New Zealand Scallops, spicy dishes and a laissez-faire outlook on a warm afternoon.

 

 

2017 was a challenging vintage which started out very warm and dry which led to great2017 was a challenging vintage which started out very warm and dry which led to greatflowering and bunch formation in the Riesling. In the later part of summer, the temperaturescooled significantly with rain at undesirable times. This led to fruit with lower maturity levelsand the early onset of botrytis. Our Riesling was hand harvested on the 4th and 7th of April.By hand harvesting we could be very selective with the fruit that we brought into the winery.The Riesling was then hand sorted in the winery before being whole bunch pressed. It wasfermented cool and slowly in 100% stainless steel tanks. This cool slow ferment allowed the fruitcharacteristics to be very pronounced and generous. The Riesling was then aged on lees forabout five months to develop texture before being racked, filtered and then bottled.

The Riesling is planted on the higher elevated Southern section of the vineyard bordered by gullies, with the gully to the west being an established pine forest creating a warm sheltered block. The Riesling is closely planted, and has been split into two blocks with the lower block being spur pruned and the higher larger block single cane pruned to reduce vigour and maximise flavor. Like several of our other blocks we tend and harvest this block by hand. These plantings focus on German Geisenheim clone Gm 239, backed by clones Gm 198 and then Gm 110, which provide a classically elegant wine with mandarin, lime and lemon flavors.

Alcohol 11%
TA 9.45g/L
RS 21.0g/L
pH 2.74

95 Points, Gold Medal, The Real Reviews, Bob Campbell MW
94 Points, 5 Stars, Wine Orbit, Sam Kim 
17.5/20 POints, Raymond Chan Wine Reviews 

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