2005 Sandpiper Riesling
The wine is a pale straw with a green tinge. The nose has zesty lemon and lime with hints of custard apple. The palate is medium bodied but has very intense citrus and grapefruit flavours. The flavour builds in the mouth and combined with the racy acid, results in a long finish of intense fruit with lime and lemon.
Crushed and de-stemmed then pressed using a membrane press. Pressings were not used. Fermented using French yeast at 12-15 degrees Celsius. The ferment was kept slow and cool to retain all the natural flavours of the grape. The wine was then racked and filtered. Bottling took place soon afterwards so the wine was a true expression of the grape and the terrior from which it was made.
2005 vintage was outstanding for whites right through the Barossa with mild conditions for the whole vintage period. Crop levels were low and the grapes had high flavour intensity. There was no disease pressure and the grapes achieved optimal ripeness easily.
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