After the disastrous bushfire season destroyed our crops of Canberra District Riesling, our friends at DeBortoli helped us out with a fabulous parcel from their vineyard at Dixons Creek in the Yarra Valley. Harvested on the 11th of March, we treated the fruit in much the same way as our prior releases; only taking the first 500 litres per ton of free-run juice, which we then fined and racked clean, prior to fermentation with a neutral yeast (DV10). Despite taking a similar winemaking approach, the resulting 2020 Yarra Valley Riesling is a departure in style relative to our previous incarnations from the Canberra District, and we are particularly pleased with the outcome.
Medium bodied, this vibrant young Riesling offers a wide array of citrus led aromas and flavours. The palate is generous, yet focussed, with a fine line of natural acidity delivering great length of flavour and promising a bright future. Drink now or after 3 to 5 years of careful cellaring.
95 Points James Halliday
93 Points Huon Hooke
94 Points Patrick Eckel
GOLD MEDAL – 2018 Canberra Regional Wine Show
97 Points James Halliday – Top 100 Wines 2018
94 Points Qwine
92 Points Qwine
GOLD MEDAL – 2017 Winewise Small Vigneron Awards
96 Points Patrick Eckel
92 Points Campbell Mattinson
5 Stars John Lewis
17.5 / 20 Regan Drew
Sashimi would be perfect with this wine!
|Residual Sugar:||3.6 g/L|