The allure of this variety is its paradoxical qualities. It is transparent, light and delicate while at the same time rich and complex. Aromas of raspberry and clove spice followed by flavours of cherry with light notes of tobacco and oak.
This estate grown wine comes from vineyards that were shovel planted by the Speck Brothers in 1984. Dry and fuller bodied with more intense acidity. Apple, citrus and spice on the palate. Attractive in its youth this wine will develop secondary characteristics and improve with 3 to 8 years cellaring.
Attention to the smallest detail of viticulture on a naturally reduced cropload per vine due to the heavy clay soils of the Short Hills Bench combined with 30+ year old vines favours this robust expression of our Riesling.
This wine displays wonderful concentration of dense brambly fruit (raspberry, blackberry and currant) while the palate shows staunch structure within a velvet glove and a finish that though satisfying and long, is merely hinting at the complexity and pleasure once it has aged.
Perfumed and citrusy with richness. Further aging will enhance nuances of mineral, evolved and dried fruits and honey. Attractive in youth, this ice wine will cellar for at least 15 years, in part due to the removal of Botrytis affected fruit.