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.

$35 each

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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