Dry conditions across the 2018-19 growing season resulted in slightly lower yields from our Riesling vines but outstanding quality as dry weather eliminates disease. Furthermore fruit flavour is always more concentrated and intense if the vines are a little stressed due to water restrictions. Nevertheless it is important to reach a balance between vine health and fruit flavour and supplementary irrigation ensured good canopy growth to protect the fruit from sunburn. Ensuring adequate sun protection for Riesling fruit has been proven to reduce the development of kerosene aroma compounds as the wine ages. Cool nights in February gave the vines some rest from the heat and slowed down ripening. The fruit was hand picked in the cool of the early morning on the . A cool and slow ferment with cultured yeast followed over two weeks in a stainless steel tank to preserve varietal flavour.
A refreshing dry style Riesling with vibrant acidity. Gorgeous intense aromas of citrus blossom and jasmine flowers. Mouthwatering Granny smith apple and flinty minerality with a tingling lemon zesty finish. Created from fruit exclusively from the Vintner’s Daughter vineyard.
Oysters, seafood, pasta or risotto.
10 years (if older Rieslings are your style)