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

From $30 per bottle

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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