Riesling

Riesling

2018 Riesling
Derwent Valley, TAS

Aromatic and bright, sweet fruit up front, married with a beautiful texture of chalky phenolics, and a clean acid finish

$35 each

Wine Details

Region

Derwent Valley

Vintage

2018

Type

White Wine

Variety

Riesling

Volume

750mL

Alcohol Volume

13%

PH

3.26

Standard Drinks

7.7

Acidity

6.9g/l

Sugar

3.5g/l

Closure

Screw Cap

Bottling Date

September 2018

Harvest Date

March 2018

Background

The first grape variety planted at Derwent Estate in 1992 and is our most awarded wine.

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.

Winemaking

Hand picked on four separate picking days; one early, and one late for different flavour profiles, one grown specifically for skin contact, and the final component is destined for lees stirring without sulphur. Pressed under inert gas. The juice is fermenting within 24hrs of harvest, without being chilled or reheated. The fermentation takes place using cultured yeast at extremely cool temperatures, below 9 degrees C, over 30-35 days. The wine is stabilised, lightly fined, filtered and bottled. All within 90 days from harvest.

Tasting Notes

Aromatic and bright, married with a beautiful texture and clean acid finish. The time in the bottle has resulted in the perfect balance between acid and fruit. Aroma: Mandarin, lime, honeysuckle. Palate: Citrus, sherbet, chalky phenolics, bright acid finish.

Style

This is a dry Riesling with only 3.5g/l of residual

Colour

Pale Straw

Bouquet

Mandarin, lime, honeysuckle

Palate

Citrus, sherbet, chalky phenolics, bright acid finish

Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential

20 Years

Food Matches

Delicate or raw fish, or even Asian cuisine

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