Delatite `Late Harvest` Estate Riesling 2012 (12 x 750mL), VIC.

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Overview

The growing season of 2012 was a great relief coming off the back of the tricky (but great for Riesling) 2011 season, with good early rains and relatively dry conditions through ripening. The fruit for this wine was left on the vine for an additional week and a half, compared to our ‘traditional’ Riesling, during which time it developed some noble rot, before being hand-picked.

The fruit was placed in the press and left for six hours to allow the juice to soak up the additional sugar from the raisined berries. It was then pressed off and settled. The juice underwent a wild fermentation in stainless steel, before receiving a light filtration, followed by bottling.

Region:
VIC - Other Victorian
State:
Victoria
Country:
Australia

Expert Reviews

Akin to a dry Mosel (drier even than Kabinett) to be enjoyed any time, anywhere, with (almost) every food style, none better than Asian. Beautifully balanced, and very long in the mouth. Rating 94 - Drink by 2020, James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion (MAR/2013)

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma

This sweeter style of Riesling shows aromas of apricots and blossom.

Palate

The palate showing lime flavours and a slight marmalade character from the noble rot. The wine is sweet but finishes off lovely and dry, with a firm acid backbone and a little spritz.

Food Matching

Enjoy with desert and cheeses. Don’t be afraid to match this wine with main courses that have a sweeter fleshed meat such as pork belly or duck.

Cellaring

All Rieslings are delightful in their youth but sweet Rieslings especially age wonderfully. This wine can be cellared with confidence for fifteen years or more.

Vintage
2012
Region
VIC - Other Victorian
Grape Style
Riesling
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
10%

Winery Profile

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Delatite is a small family run winery, established in 1982 by Robert and Vivienne Ritchie and now run by their son David. Specialising in cool climate wines, especially white aromatics, it is sited on a picturesque rise overlooking the vineyards toward Mt Buller in North-east Victoria.

As part of families who have been farming in Australia since the early nineteenth century, David and Catherine are committed to sustainable agricultural practices and winemaking with integrity.

Since 2002 they’ve followed Biodynamic practices across all areas of vineyard operations and also believe in minimalist winemaking.

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