Dry Riesling 2021 750ml
DRY RIESLING 2021Chalky white – lime leaf- tangerine -beeswax- tightrope Winter 2020 was the mildest on record on our site and this meant the vines became active earlier the normal. The region was hit with two frost events in the spring, the 30th of September event luckily missed our vineyards, but we were lightly touched on our lower terraces during the 16th of October event. We had reasonable weather over flow- ering with only a few cool showery periods which meant a relatively good fruit set. The new year started with some dry mild days and cool nights for January but warmed up with some typical North Canterbury winds for February and early March. This pushed ripening along and we picked our first fruit on the 17th of March, our second earliest har- vest. The weather over the harvest period was very settled but dry. This allowed us to pick our parcels of fruit without too much external pressure, meaning we were able to let the fruit hang until acid, phe- nolics and brix all lined up nicely. The resulting wines show great typicity, with concentrated fruit, bright acid, and great structure.
VinificationOur organically grown grapes are hand harvested then whole bunch pressed gently over several hours. The wine is fermented with high solids and only the very heavy less are left behind at racking. Fermentation is allowed to proceed at a moderate temperature and stopped when the sugar, acid, alcohol and phenolics are in balance. We hold the wine at a cool temperature for the remainder of it’s time in the cellar to retain the natural CO2 spritz from primary ferment. This Riesling is racked post ferment and spends 6 months on fine lees before being gently filtered for bottling.
WineLight straw with a pale gold green hue and silver flecks. Aromas of pure green apples, lemon, and lime leaf with delicate white florals and oyster shell. On the palate, a mixture of orange and yellow citrus balanced with crisp fresh acidity, natural mid- palate sweetness, and a river stone minerality that is synonymous with our vineyards. High solids from ferment give the palate weight, counterbalanced by natural spritz pro- viding lift - while crunchy stone fruit and lime zest provide a cleansing drive on the finish.
Tech Parcel 1: Picked 1/04/21 pH: 3.01 TA: 8.4 Brix: 21.75 Bottled: 16/12/2021 Alc:12.5%. pH:2.86 TA: 7.28 RS:6.76g/l
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