The fruit was transported to the Hunter Valley and whole bunch pressed. The free run was then fermented cold in stainless steel while the pressings went to older barrels. These then had a wild fermentation. The final step was to make sure the two parcels worked together as a blend. They did!
The fifth release of our Riesling from the Canberra district. This small grape growing area is half way between Canberra and Yass and the home to some very fine wineries such as Clonakilla and Helm. As well as spicy Shiraz, the area has been making a name for itself with racy, slatey Riesling.
A dry winter in 2017 was followed by a quite warm September. The vineyards received some much-needed rain in November 70mm, a further 95mm early December and then a follow up of 86mm at end of February. The warm weather in between meant perfect ripening and we picked the Riesling on 10th March.
A perfect match with Asian or any seafood.
Best consumed over the medium term.