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2017 Riesling

VARIETAL 
Riesling

ORIGIN OF VARIETAL 
Rhine, Germany

VINTAGE
2017

TASTING NOTES
A pale straw yellow colour with a clear hue. The wine shows delicate white peach fruits with cinnamon spice and a creamy lime lees complexity. The palate is pure and fine with great balance of acidity, phenolics and fruit weight. Lime sorbet-like acidity gives freshness and crunch. Brioche like lees characters integrate well with perfumed white flowers, melon fruits and sweet spice. The wine is designed for long cellaring with a potential for up to 10 years. Drink 2021-2028.

WINEMAKING NOTES
The Riesling was whole bunch pressed (30% skin contact for 24 hours) to tank then a light racking directly to older 500litre barrels and fermented using 100% wild yeast. Older (neutral) barrels are used to gain a ‘barrel ferment’ character while not introducing new oak flavours and tannins. The wine was then aged on lees for 10 months, racked, clarified and bottled. 

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