2016 Third Reef Riesling

$28

COLOUR

Crisp fresh straw.

NOSE

Vibrant aromas of orange blossom and lemon zest and floral tones.

PALATE

Vibrant flavours of citrus and rose petal on the palate leading to a crisp lemon finish. The mouth feel is balanced between natural acidity and the fruit weight.

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Description

WINEMAKING

Riesling fruit is very fragile and its potential to extract phenolics makes it a challenge to handle. A key aim of the winemaking process is to preserve the very delicate flavours and aromas of this variety. The fruit was harvested in cooler night time temperatures and the free run juice kept. The juice was then cold settled, racked and left to ferment with a neutral yeast. Winemaking is kept minimal, with gentle handling throughout creating a vibrant fresh wine.

FOOD PAIRING

Will be complimented by dishes that have a fleshy texture and low acidity with simple clean flavours. Oysters or mussels are a great pairing.

VINTAGE NOTES

2016 was a mild summer after a hot spring allowing early budburst and then veraison for all varieties. Rain in January slowed everything down and the cold nights gave good flavour intensity. Riesling and Chardonnay were the stand out varietals with great length of flavour.
Pinot Noir struggled with the cool rain events and ripening flavour development. Shiraz from the warmer Frankland region are showing promising character development.

QUICK NOTES

VINTAGE
2016

WINEMAKERS
Michael Ng

GRAPE VARIETY
Riesling

GROWING AREA
Great Southern

ALC %/VOL
11.5% v/v

TITIRATABLE ACIDITY
8.03 g/l

pH
2.97

CELLAR POTENTIAL
6-8 years

OAK
NA

MATURATION
NA