Flower petals, citrus, spice and apricots.
Citrus, fresh juice.
Obvious Riesling fruits, juicy rich mid palate that displays all the benefits of a higher residual sugar style. Balanced palate from high levels of phenolics and a beautiful acid line. Finish is mouth-watering balanced.
On a north facing bank of the Derwent River this 22-year-old cool-climate vineyard in Southern Tasmania has its Riesling block on the uppermost slope. The soils are shallow, permeable loams over limestone that allow this variety to develop intensity and definition while retaining delicacy. The vines were leaf plucked 6 weeks prior to harvest to allow greater sunlight penetration on the fruit.
Hand-picked at flavour ripeness, crushed and soaked on their skins for 24 hours, then pressed under inert gas. The induced fermentation was restrained to very cool temperatures (9 degrees), capturing all of the precious aromatics. Fermentation was stopped when the wine reached a balance between alcohol, flavour, phenolics and residual sugar. Minimal finning, filtration and bottled
Date Picked April 2015
Date bottled July 2015
Alcohol content 10.0%
Residual sugar 60g/l