Delatite `VS` Reserve Riesling 2011 (12 x 750mL), VIC.

Liquor Act 2007: It is against the law to sell or supply alcohol to, or to obtain alcohol on behalf of, a person under the age of 18 years. Liquor licence LIQP770010049

RRP $39

$34.99 per Bottle
$419.88 per case

Overview

Our Reserve Riesling is named for Vivienne Ritchie who (along with her husband Robert) planted the first vines here at Delatite in 1968. Vivienne’s Block is only 0.6ha and was part of the original vineyard, so the vines date back to 1968. It’s only made in Delatite’s best years and the vines and winemaking are carefully managed to ensure ultra-premium quality.

The fruit was hand-picked and then whole bunch pressed in a small basket press that was borrowed to accommodate such a small volume of fruit. The resulting juice was racked but some solids were retained to give the wild ferment more character. After fermentation, carried out by natural wild yeasts, the wine was treated very gently with no additions made and a gentle filtration being the only handling of the wine before bottling to retain the pristine characters of these old vines.

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

Winery Tasting Notes

Aroma/Palate

The cool condition of 2011 has resulted in very intense lime characters coming from the fruit, with some delightful floral aromatics coming through with rapier-like acidity running through the palate. The wild ferment has added some round complexity to balance this tight Riesling.

Cellaring

This Riesling with its high natural acidity will age wonderfully for more than fifteen years developing warm toasty characters and hints of honey to complement the fruits lime flavours.

Vintage
2011
Region
VIC - Other Victorian
Grape Style
Riesling
Closure Type
Screwcap closure
Alcohol
12%

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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