2018 Sandpiper Riesling

Comments

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.

 

 

Vinification Notes

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.

 

 

 

Vintage Notes

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.

 

 

Harvested

March 2018

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 Hobart Wine Show

Bronze at 2018 Sydney Royal Wine Show

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.

Region : 

Eden Valley

Bottled : 

July 2017

Alcohol : 

11%

Tasting Notes