The Riesling ripened quickly in 2018 and almost caught us by surprise. Machine harvested and destemmed straight to press. Juice was treated oxidatively prior to ferment in order to fine out some of the phenolics. Cold settled and then cool fermented over about 3 weeks to dryness with some lees inclusion to enhance texture and balance flavour.
Bright yet pale green-yellow in colour, this Riesling shows ripe citrus and lemon-lime with bursts of orange blossom and jasmine on the nose. Pineapple, stone fruit and citrus are upfront on the palate with a lemon-sherbet zing of acidity. It is persistent and mouth-wateringly moreish.
Harvest date – 14th of March
Alcohol – 11.7%