Thorn-Clarke Wines Barossa

Thorn-Clarke Wines Barossa

 

Thorn-Clarke Wines Barossa

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2016 Sandpiper Riesling

Comments

The colour is pale straw with a green hue on release. The aroma  is fresh lifted lemon. Bright ripe lemon fruit characters dominate the palate and crisp minerally acid forms the backbone of the wine. The palate has rich citrus flavours, balanced by natural acidity and intense flavour. The wine has a refreshingly clean finish with long acid persistence.

 

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

A warm dry spring led to into similarly dry conditions in December and January.  The warm weather brought harvest on in the first week of February.  A couple of good rain events led to milder conditions slowed down the ripening and allowed the fruit to develop well.  Whites from 2016 show good flavour and balance.

 

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2016 Sandpiper Riesling

2016 Sandpiper Riesling

2016 Sandpiper Riesling

RegionEden Valley

BottledAugust 2016

Alcohol11%


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