Described by the Mitchelton Winemaking team as an “engaging and approachable wine; akin to a fun loving friend. Like Spring on the beach; always able to lift the mood.”
- VIC - Other Victorian
This brand new 2010 Riesling is so squeaky clean that the tart lime juice notes make you suck in your cheeks. The finish is so lively that it makes you squirm in your seat. By now people will be wondering what’s going on! Blackwood is bursting with fruit and it’s a wine that you should attack now, cold, with yum cha, or in five years’ time when it has settled down into middle age with a stunning game terrine.Matthew Jukes, Wine Rules 2010 (16/SEP/2010)
Winery Tasting Notes
Intensely varietal and displaying unique depth, this wine offers floral citrus and spice in great concentration and balance.
Zesty and refreshing, the palate is mouth filling and finely balanced with a lingering finish – a Blackwood Park Riesling hallmark.
The susceptibility of the delicate Riesling flavours to oxygen, always make this a great test for the winery methods and attention to detail. Consistently steady, cool and complete fermentation followed by protection all the way to the bottle.
The Mitchelton Riesling approach is all about monitoring of flavour and acid in the vineyard, and consequent timing of harvest to ensure optimum balance and intensity of flavour. Picking of the grapes occurs in the early hours of the morning in the midst of the regions typically cool nights.
From the crusher, to the press, and in to the settling tank, the fruit is protected with cold temperatures and judicious gas coverage to preserve the fragile aromas and flavours that are so vulnerable once the skin is broken. Settling is short and cold, and racking is clean and gentle in preparation for inoculation with a vigorous neutral yeast strain that ensures an even, cold ferment of 10-14 degrees, over a period of 16-21 days.
Post fermentation the individual blocks are stabilised, blended together and sterile filtered to create a wine truly expressive of the variety and site.