Greywacke Late Harvest Riesling 35cl

 

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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