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2018 Montara Grampians Riesling

RRP: $27.00

Great varietal and regional expression – this Riesling is drinking well on release, but will develop further complexity with bottle maturation and careful cellaring. Ideal as an aperitif or will compliment a variety of cuisines.

96 Points- James Halliday

Region:  Grampians (100%)

Colour/Appearance:  Pale straw

Aromatics:  Aromas of lemon blossom,  lifted floral notes of elderflower and rosewater

Palate: Hallmark regional lemon/lime characters-the residual sugar integrates well with the wines natural acidity. The wine has a tension, yet a soft texture ensuring great drinkability.

Vinification/Maturation:  Fruit sourced from two separate Riesling blocks from the Montara vineyard.  Harvested in the cool of night by machine, the grapes were gently pressed to stainless steel for settling and temperature controlled fermentation-with inoculated yeasts. A small portion was  wild fermented separately in older French oak. Ferment temperatures not exceeding 14°C. Fermentation was concluded leaving the resultant wine with 4g/litre residual sugar. Wine was aged on lees for 5 months to build texture and complexity before filtration and bottling in August 2019

Cellaring potential: 10+ years

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