It’s an “off-dry” style (or “slightly sweet”; you choose the term that works best for you!), but as always our emphasis is on the lovely core of cool-climate acidity as much as the delicate sweetness (which is 25 g/L: hence ’25 Grams Residual’).
- SA - Adelaide / Adelaide Hills
- South Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
The 2010 shows an interesting variation in classical Riesling fruit expression. It is gently floral (think musk and yellow roses; yes: different
colour roses have very different aromas), with citrus fruit reminiscent of mandarin, rather than the typical lime. We also see some hints of
nectarine. It is quite ‘grapey’ in aroma – we’d love to express that better, but the term just seems to work!
It has instant mouth-filling sweetness which carries through until the acidity takes over, at which stage it appears drier than might be expected given its 25 grams/litre of natural grape sugar. It finishes fresh and almost dry due to that zesty, mouth-watering acidity, which balances the sweetness perfectly.
While the 2010 is slightly less overt in its youth than its predecessors, we are delighted that over three vintages we have made subtly different but fundamentally consistent wines, of similar structure, weight and feel. And we are also very pleased that they are not only interesting due to the complex play between sugar, acid and alcohol which distinguishes these styles, but are also simply delicious drinks.