2017 Tim Atkin Master of Wine - Medals of Excellence - 91
2016 Michelangelo International Wine Awards - Silver
This wine displays beautiful rose petal and peach fragrances on the nose, ginger and spice tantalize the palate. The wine has a long, lingering aftertaste. This vintage is slightly drier than the previous although still classed as off-dry.
In The Vineyard
Vines planted: 2007
Trellising: 7 wire extended moveable perold
Elevation: 250 m
About The Harvest
Botrytis rot in Riesling vineyards is always a threat and 2014, with its late summer rains, proved to be one of those botrytis years. Bunch selection when picking was key this year, making sure we only picked the healthiest fruit.
In The Cellar
The grapes were destemmed and left on the skins for 6 hours. Only the free-run juice from the press was used for fermentation in the stainless steel tanks. The fermentation was stopped at a sugar level of 12g/l by cooling down the wine to 5˚ C.