2020 Riesling Estate

2020 Riesling Estate

Regular price $19.95

Description

Crisp and round with citrus aromas of grapefruit and zesty lemon and mango. Flavours of peach and lime blossom. Expressive, aromatic, and juicy. Will age 5+ years. 

Awards & Reviews

91 Points - Vic Harradine, Wine Current 

Dry River

Fruit from our Homestead Vineyard is the core of this wine. Shovel planted in 1984 with the Mosel clone Weiss 21b, the planting runs adjacent to the south slope along a tributary to Richardson's Creek. After the spring-melt this ‘tributary’can run like a river through our farm before drying up for another year (or more). Stylistically this wine is a New World mash-up of a Mosel clone grown in a Burgundian-like climate on heavy clay, not slate. Together these elements make for a luscious but lemony-fresh, tropical cocktail of a wine.

Winemaker's Notes

  • Sustainably grown under SWO.
  • Yields of 3.5 tonnes per acre
  • Gently destemmed then mechanically sorted.
  • All grapes gently moved by gravity.
  • Whole berry pressed. All juice is press fractioned to separate the finest cut.
  • Fermented in stainless steel, at cool temperatures between 15-17°C to preserve freshness with a portion in 3000L neutral oak foudres (from 2018 forward).

 

Food Matches

Thai food, roast pork and rich fish dishes.

Vintage:  2020
Geographic Designation:  VQA Short Hills Bench
Alcohol:  9.8%
Sugar: 19.5 (g/L)
Acidity: 9.1 (g/L)
*Vintage subject without notice.