Fresh and lively aromatics of pineapple, lemon balm and citrus fruits., The palate is lively and juicy with a balance of juicy acidity, fresh lime, feijoa and golden kiwifruit. A long and lingering palate that will gain in both layers and richness with ageing.
The fruit for this wine comes from our four small Riesling blocks. One is exposed to high winds and a narrow topsoil before hitting limestone rock. The wind stress produces fruit with intensity and purity while the limestone brings a fine mineral length to the flavour profile. The lower blocks are on heavier clay soils with a fuller richer flavour profile.2021 started with a harsh frost before a long dry summer settled in which meant grapes of great concentration and acidity. One of our best ever years for pristine beautiful Riesling grapes.
After hand picking we chilled and settled the fresh juice for two days to ensure purity of flavour. Fermentation lasted until 17 g/L natural residual sugar was remaining. We then estate bottled without filtration or sulphur and allowed the fermentation to continue in bottle until completely dry. The wine was not disgorged prior to release as we found this aided flavour richness but it does mean some natural sediment will occur. Fresh, dry and with a persistent and fine mousse. No added sulphur.
94pts Cameron Douglas MS