REGION Riverina, NSW
VINEYARD The grapes for this fruit is from growers vineyards across the Riverina region.
TASTING NOTE The palate is soft and round with a lovely buttery pineapple finish. Subtle almond nut oak with hints of nectar & dried mango aromas. Finishes with a long fine grained tannin length and delicate persistance.
SUGGESTED CUISINE White meats such as roast chicken, turkey or Quails. Also perfect with creamy pasta.
WINEMAKING The fruit is machine harvested at night before being delivered to the winery for crushing and pressing. The clarified juice is fermented cold to retain fruit flavours. Components of this wine complete malo lactic fermentation
to provide the blend with weight, creaminess and texture. While other components
are clarified post ferment to retain the uncomplicated fruit characters. Post
blending the wine is stabilised and filtered before early bottling.
SEASON The growing season commenced with a drier than average winter. In
the Riverina above average rains were experienced during October and December
with 55ml and 100ml falling respectively. Fortunately January to April had well
below avergae rainfall enabling a harvest period free of weather threat, allowing all
picking decisions to be made on optimum flavour and ripeness
WINE ANALYSIS Alc/Vol: 12.5% | pH: 3.2 | TA: 6.85 | Sugar: 3.6g/L
CELLARING Delicious drinking now but will cellar well over 4-5 years.