2018 Sandpiper Riesling
Vibrant pale straw with green highlights. The nose shows perfumed floral notes along with fresh cut white peach and kaffir lime leaf. The palate follows through with juicy citrus flavours and light spice, along with a long balanced acidity and a fine minerality on the finish.
Harvest was carried out at night. The fruit was pressed (using an airbag press) within an hour of harvest. Care was taken not to lose the delicate Riesling aromas and flavour pre-cursors in the juice. After settling, the juice was warmed and inoculated with a neutral yeast selected for its ability to respect the purity of Riesling.
Post fermentation the wine was stabilised, minimally fined, filtered then bottled.
The 2018 growing season had all the hallmarks of a classic vintage. Consistent warm temperatures produced perfect conditions for our Eden Valley whites to ripen. This along with good winter rains and a dry harvest period resulted in vibrant varietal flavours, excellent natural acidity and a long balanced finish.
Trophy - Best Riesling of Show at 2018 Rutherglen wine Show
Trophy - Best White Wine of Show at 2018 Rutherglen wine Show
Gold at 2018 Canberra International Riesling Competition
Gold at 2018 Royal Melbourne Wine Awrds
Gold (Top in Class) at 2018 Royal Adelaide Wine Show
Gold at 2018 Rutherglen Wine Show
Gold at 2018 Perth Royal Wine Show
Silver at 2018 Barossa Wine Show
Bronze at 2018 National Wine Show
Bronze at 2018 Hobart Wine Show
Bronze at 2018 Sydney Royal Wine Show
90 Points – James Suckling
Floral and easy white with sliced, spiced pears and hints of lemons and grapefruit. Medium to light body. Crisp finish.
18.5/20 – Raymond Chan
Bright, pale straw-yellow colour with slight green hues, pale edged. The nose is very fresh and intense with penetrating and deep aromas of pure lime and lemonade fruit along with subtle white florals and a suggestion of saline, unfolding mouth-watering herb and mineral nuances. Dry to taste and medium-bodied, the palate has intense and penetrating flavours of limes and lemons and white florals. The fruit has richness and lusciousness, balanced by fine acid cut, and the wine flows with excellent energy along a zesty, refreshing line with very fine textures, leading to a long, lingering finish. This is a beautifully penetrating and intense dry Riesling with luscious lime and lemon flavours with white florals and minerals on a mouth-watering palate.