The 2013 growing season was unpredictable with dramatic extremes in weather conditions and unseasonal responses in vine phenology. The season began with above average late winter rainfall, followed by a temperature spike mid-August, resulting in an early burst in vine growth. Mother Nature then flippantly about-faced and produced cool weather conditions, with equally uncomplimentary high rain fall, 25% above average for the three months of spring. In yet another dramatic change the sun came out for the summer holidays and a period of 10 days in late January saw unprecedented heat accelerate white grape ripeness to fruition approximately 3 weeks before the norm. Riesling was all harvested over three days from the 2nd to the 4th of March; the earliest and narrowest harvest window in memory. The intensity of the flavours was incredible and this will be a particularly strong Riesling vintage with the wines being richer than usual in style.
- WA - Other Western Australian
- Western Australia
Winery Tasting Notes
This is a great Riesling vintage with quite powerful wines displaying an incredible concentration and typicity of fruit. Intense, lifted aromas of ripe limes lead to a palate that is very focused and pure, with spicy citrus flavours and a long, pure mineral finish.
A well managed dry extract adds a textural dimension to the wine adding to its depth and complexity.
Medals & Trophies
2013 Qantas Wine Show of Western Australia Triple Trophy Winner
- Best Wine of Show
- Best White Wine
- Best 2012 Riesling