Late Harvest Riesling

Late Harvest Riesling

2017 Riesling
Derwent Valley, TAS

Riesling fruits, juicy rich mid palate that displays all the benefits of a higher residual sugar style.

From $30 per bottle

Wine Details

Region
Derwent Valley
Vintage
2017
Type
White Wine
Variety
Riesling
Volume
750mL
Alcohol Volume
10%
PH
3.0
Standard Drinks
5.9
Acidity
7.5g/l
Sugar
60g/l
Closure
Screw Cap
Bottling Date
July 2017
Harvest Date
April 2017
Background
Picked approximately 6 weeks after the end of harvest.
Vineyard Notes
On a north facing bank of the Derwent River this 28-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.
Winemaking
Hand-picked at flavour ripeness, crushed and soaked on their skins for 24 hours, then pressed under inert gas. Fermentation was stopped when the wine reached a balance between alcohol, flavour, phenolics and residual sugar. Minimal fining and filtration, then bottled. Hand-picked at flavour ripeness, crushed and soaked on their skins for 24 hours, then pressed under inert gas. Fermentation was stopped when the wine reached a balance between alcohol, flavour, phenolics and residual sugar. Minimal fining and filtration, then bottled.
Tasting Notes
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. Finished with mouth-watering balance.
Style
Medium sweet style with 60g/l of residual sugar.
Colour
Straw
Bouquet
Flower petals, citrus, spice and apricots.
Palate
Citrus, fresh juice
Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential
20 years
Food Matches
Spicy food, curries, cheese - particularly washed rind or blue

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