- The 2016 Riesling is very pale in colour, has strong aromas of kaffir lime and clementine blossom while the long minerally palate has flavours of mandarin, apple and iced tea. A dry and juicy core is balanced by a mineral acidity and a little ‘spritzig’ freshness.The Riesling grapes, grown at an elevation of 1,000 metres on the slopes of Mount Canobolas in Orange, were harvested between 11.0° and 12.3°. The 2016 vintage was a joy in the NSW Central Ranges with fine weather throughout the growing season. Spring and summer were sunny and dry but with mild temperatures. After picking the grapes in the cool of the night the juice remained on skins for 10 hours before being pressed. The juice was then clarified by floatation with nitrogen.
The fermentations averaged 25 days in stainless steel tanks at low temperatures. Malo-lactic fermentation was inhibited.
The wine remained on full yeast lees for 3 months post ferment with frequent stirring. The wine was filtered before bottling.