Riesling 2019

Mt. Beautiful

Terroir: The Riesling is planted on the higher elevated Southern section of the vineyard bordered by gullies, with the gully to the west being an established pine forest creating a warm sheltered
block. The Riesling is closely planted, and has been split into two blocks with the lower block being spur pruned and the higher larger block single cane pruned to reduce vigor and maximize flavor. Like several of our other blocks we tend and harvest this block by hand

Vinification:The grapes were whole bunch pressed, with the free run and pressings kept separate. The juice was settled for 36 hours only, to retain some cloudiness in the juice, this contributes to texture and aroma. The juices were then cool fermented using aromatic yeast. The ferment was stopped when we achieved a balance of sugar and acid. Balance is everything in winemaking. The wine was aged on light yeast lees for a few months, before racking, blending and bottling

Additional Information

Tasting Notes: It is textural and mineral, ripe and off-dry with flavours of citrus, sweet almond blossom and wet wool. The citrus notes meld together with crisp, minerality and a floral character on the palate. It finishes with a beautiful, lingering acidity. This wine is made by blending together two distinct blocks of Riesling from the vineyard.

Technical Details

  • Appellation: North Canterbury
  • Winemaker: Alastair Maling
  • Sustainability: Certified sustainable
  • Alcohol: 11%
  • Ttl Acidity: 6.8g/L
  • Residual Sugar: 12g/L
  • Avg Production:561 cases
  • Sizes Available: 750ml
  • Pack Size: 12/750ml
  • Varietals: mixture of clones

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