Whitehaven Riesling 2015

100% Riesling from carefully selected Marlborough vineyard sites.

The majority of fruit was hand-picked and whole bunch pressed, while the remainder was machine picked in the cool morning conditions. A press cut was made to minimise harsh phenolic compounds in the wine. After settling and clarification, the juice was fermented at a very low temperature, with a select yeast strain to retain the fruit’s intense varietal flavours. The ferment was stopped with some residual sugar to balance the high acidity.

Winemaker's Comments

Displays lifted, clean aromatics with citrus fruit, jasmine, fresh orange peel and green apple. On the palate it is a medium bodied wine with vibrant acidity, lifted aromatics and a hint of stony minerality. These intense flavours persist on the long, clean finish.

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