The 2018 Riesling is stunning in its aromatics, spice and electricity. High notes of frangipani, jasmine, Japanese pepper, cardamom and finger lime continue onto the palate with pomelo, cumquat and lime, and weightier Meyer lemon. Texturally complex, slippery elements of lychee and ripe Williams pear interact with chalky minerality in the poised, linear and lingering palate.
Variety: 100% Riesling. These vines are the sole surviving Riesling plantings in the coolest parts of the Macedon Ranges where historically, adequate ripening was rarely achieved. Vineyard: 1 acre planted on a north eastern aspect.
Trellis: Hand pruned bi-lateral canes with vertical shoots, positioned with four moveable foliage wires.
Region: Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia. Altitude: Approximately 620 metres above mean sea level.
Soil type: Grey loam over silica clays with smatterings of ironstone buckshot present.
Winemaking: Whole-bunch pressed and wild-fermented in stainless steel before being bottled in June.
Alc./Vol. 12% | Total Sulphur 95 ppm | Total Acidity 9.23 g/L | Residual sugar 6.4 g/L | 105 dozen produced