In the words of the winery –
“There is something about the purity of Riesling that keeps us wrapped around its finger; but pure doesn’t always equate to great. It still needs plenty of fostering in the vineyard and delicate handling in the cellar to allow that presence to shine through unimpeded.
It is our cellar team’s faith in our viticulture, and in their years of working with our parcels of fruit, that allows this noble variety to express such vibrancy – and most of all to achieve balance.
A shimmery light yellow hue, this wine exudes a complex aroma, evolving in the glass beautifully. Upon opening it leaps out with Meyer lemon and lime zest, there is a touch of the tropics here too – mango and pineapple. The aroma settles into a halfway point of stone fruits; fresh nectarine and apricot.
The palate is focused and yet broad and mouth-filling, quintessential flavours of Kiwi fruit and passion fruit, fresh Granny Smith apple and green melon. The hallmark Tantalus acidity is there in spades but the wine has weight and persistence to provide lovely tension.
The fruit for our 2018 Riesling was hand-picked at optimal ripeness from a variety of blocks, some of which date back to the late 70’s. Gently whole-bunched pressed, once in the cellar, ferments were inoculated after a short settling period with a variety of yeasts. Each parcel was fermented separately in stainless steel tanks with individual ferments handled uniquely as part of the overall “blend” and in order to achieve the best point of balance expressed from the vintage. The wine was aged cold on gross lees in separate batches before blending and bottling in the last week of February 2020.”