Greywacke Late Harvest Riesling 35cl


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      TASTING NOTE   This is an exotically scented sweet wine with aromas of very ripe mandarin, 
      quince and fresh lychee intermingled with the scent of damask rose and hints of cinnamon. The 
      palate is silky and voluptuous a luscious sweet wine with elegant structure and a clean 
      lingering finish. 
      VITICULTURE    The fruit for this wine was grown at a single vineyard site in the Brancott 
      Valley, a valley floor vineyard on gravelly clay-loam soils, typical of the Southern Valleys. The 
      vines were a 50/50 mix of the 456 and 457 clones, known for their modest crop levels and 
      concentrated flavour profiles. The vines were trained on a two-cane VSP (vertical shoot 
      positioning) trellis and careful shoot and bunch thinning was carried out to produce a crop 
      level of 7.5 tonnes/hectare. 
      WINEMAKING   The two clones were hand-picked together at high ripeness levels with 
      moderate botrytis infection and considerable shriveling. The grapes were whole bunch pressed 
      using a very low maceration press cycle. The resulting juice was cold-settled with a light fining 
      and the clear juice was then racked and inoculated in a stainless steel tank using cultured yeast. 
      The fermentation was stopped in July, retaining 90 g/l residual sugar. The wine was then filled 
      into old barrels where it remained on yeast lees for a further four months prior to bottling in 
      December with an alcohol of 12.0%, pH 3.67 and acidity of 5.5 g/l. 
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