A wetter than average spring encouraged strong vine growth and provided good soil moisture to help the vines through summer’s record daytime temperatures and prolonged heatwaves. Our typical warm days and cool nights returned in autumn which slows ripening and preserves delicate flavours. Above average rainfall in March presented some challenges for harvest and required careful timing of picking (i.e. to minimise water retention in the grapes) but disease pressures were minimal.
Dry style in the typical Canberra Riesling fashion. Fresh, crisp acidity with crunchy green apple and lemon lime flavours. Created from fruit exclusively from the Vintner’s Daughter vineyard.
Oysters, seafood, pasta or risotto.
10 years (if older Rieslings are your style)
93 points – James Halliday
Bronze medal – 2017 Canberra International Riesling Challenge
Bronze medal – 2017 Australian Cool Climate Wine Show