A warm/hot summer, but a classic Canberra cool autumn ripening period. Floral nose with notes of citrus blossom, apple and lemon leaf. The palate is fresh with crisp citrus characters, steely acid and a lifted, clean finish. Will age gracefully.
ENJOY IT WITH
Oysters, prawns, white fish, thai food (lemon/lime character works beautifully with chilli, ginger, garlic). Put a glass into slow poached pork belly. Fantastic with piping hot veal schnitzel.
Excellent cellaring potential. Try in 5-8 years.
Our first white variety planted, now 20 years old, the iconic white wine of the Canberra Region, a petite vine that always delivers. Always dry, with intense floral aromatics, palate of mineral/slate, citrus and green apple with extraordinary length. Elegance with power and refreshment, classic Canberra Riesling.
Estate grown. Fine, white to grey clay loam (“Murrumbateman Pipe Clay”) over shale, intersected by an ancient creek bed of rolled quartz and conglomerate. Nestled in behind a windbreak, this block is a joy to work with, responding really well to composts and mulches. Continues to produce elegant, focussed fruit and maintain crisp acidity despite recent, warmer years. Small, tight bunches, 8-10t/ha yield.
All fruit crushed, lightly pressed into stainless steel then a cool ferment. Light lees contact post fermentation adds some palate texture and tempers the acidity. Sterile filtered. Careful handling away from oxygen to maintain delicate florals. Minimal sulphur dioxide.
2015 Vintage– 93/100 Mike Bennie, winewriter
2015 Vintage – Silver, 16th Canberra International Riesling Challenge
2015 Vintage – Bronze, 2015 Australian National Single Vineyard Wine Show
2016 Vintage – Silver, 2016 Canberra and Region Wine Show
2017 Vintage – 94/100 2019 Halliday Wine Companion
2018 Vintage – Bronze, 2018 Australian Cool Climate Wine Show