Riesling 2016

Tasting Notes

Brilliant, pale straw with a light olive hue.  A restrained nose with classic varietal characters of lime zest and field blossom with underlying wet slate that will evolve with time in bottle.  This wine builds flavour in the mouth, with fresh lemon juice and freshly crushed grapes. Firm acidity provides backbone to the wine and adds a slate like texture which finishes with a balanced and soft citrus persistence.

Winemaking

The fruit was picked in mid February, early in the morning to keep the fruit as cold as possible. Only the lightly pressed juice was captured to produce pristine juice high in acidity and without phenolics. The juice was fermented in stainless steel with a neutral yeast and temperature controlled to preserve aromatics.

Cellaring

Vintage 2016 provided near perfect growing conditions with good winter rains followed by Rutherglens renowned Indian summer. These conditions have produced an elegant wine, with varietal character and crisp acidity which will develop nicely over the coming 8-10 years. Enjoy with freshly shucked oysters, or salt and pepper calamari.

"We have been growing Riesling in our vineyards since the 1890’s and in that time have developed our own regional style, with abundant fruit flavours and wonderful balance. Our aged Rieslings are wines of remarkable complexity and flavour, of which we are very proud." - Colin Campbell

Serving Suggestions
Click here to see the recipe for one of our favourite food matches, Marinated Seafood Salad.
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Other Vintages
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CLOSURE
Screw Cap

WINEMAKER
Colin Campbell

COLOUR
Brilliant, pale straw with a light olive hue.

BOUQUET
A restrained nose with classic varietal characters of lime zest and field blossom with underlying wet slate that will evolve with time in bottle..

PALATE
This wine builds flavour in the mouth, with fresh lemon juice and freshly crushed grapes. Firm acidity provides backbone to the wine and adds a slate like texture which finishes with a balanced and soft citrus persistence.

GRAPE VARIETY
Riesling

GROWING REGION
from our Silverburn vineyard adjacent to the winery

% ALCOHOL
11.0

RESIDUAL SUGAR
2.7g/l

ACIDITY
6.7g/l

pH
3.11

 

 

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