An intensely flavoured young wine displaying attractive regional and varietal characteristics, which has the potential, with careful maturation in the screw cap sealed bottle, to develop the classic honeyed Riesling flavours.
- SA - Other South Australian
- South Australia
A relatively quiet opening on the bouquet and fore-palate, but takes off on the brilliant and vibrant finish; full of zesty, tangy fruit entwined with acidity. Rating 94 - James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion Edition 2010
Winery Tasting Notes
Vibrant, pale green.
Elegant citrus and white floral notes are abound with a background of lime zest.
The notes on the nose follow through to the palate with a rich lemon lime backbone and a great depth and length. Lively acidity ensures the wine will drink well in the medium to long term.
Fruit is delivered immediately to the winery on a cool night after machine harvesting. Following de-stemming, the must is then chilled, and rapid, gentle, juice separation in a membrane press helps ensure the retention of fresh varietal characters and minimal phenolic extraction. The juice is centrifuged and then inoculated with a selected yeast strain and fermented at 12° to 14°C over a two-week period. Attention to detail and anaerobic handling of the wine during blending, stabilisation and filtration to bottling has retained the fresh varietal and regional flavours of the wine.