This Riesling is made from both newer vines from our Limeloader vineyard as well as vines off the original vineyard. The vines were lightly cropped to produce an intensely flavoured wine.
This fruit driven Riesling has lemon and lime aromas with a spicey, floral note. The palate is rich in both texture and concentration with good balance, acidity and fruit flavour.
The vines are predominantly 198-19 clone with some 110 clone to provide depth of flavour. The rootstock is a mix of 101-14 and 3309, both low vigour rootstocks which limit crop and enhance flavour intensity. Vines were hand thinned to reduce the number of bunches, resulting in a very low crop load.
Fruit was gently pressed to tank for cold settling. The clear juice was then racked to tank and inoculated with selected yeast strains. The ferment was cool for a fruit driven style of wine and was arrested when balance with acid and sugar was achieved. The wine spent 4 months on yeast lees before being racked and processed to bottle.
The lemon and lime flavours mean the wine will compliment pan-fried white fish and the good levels of acidity would offset the oiliness of richer seafoods. The slight sweetness (offset by a crisp dry finish) would make it perfect for a summer pudding, such as Eton mess. But it’s light enough to make a delicious summer aperitif.