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2016wismerfoxcroftriesling

2016 Foxcroft Riesling

$19.95

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Production: 200 Cases

Availability: Winery direct and select restaurant accounts

Vintage: 2016

Variety or Blend: 100% Riesling

Vineyard Designation: Foxcroft Vineyard

Region: Twenty Mile Bench

Vine Age: 10-20 years

Soil: Mainly clay and loam with limestone.

Wine Style: Medium-Medium Sweet

Oak: Stainless Steel only

Alcohol Content: 10.0%

PH: 3.00

TA: 7.7 g/L

Ageing: Drink now through 2025

Serving Temperature: 8 – 12 degrees Celsius

Winemaking:

At harvest we decided to pick by flavour and concentration in the grapes.  We hand harvested, followed by whole cluster pressing in our gentle bladder press.  At the juice tray we tasted the juice to cut off at the exact flavour profile we wanted and did not extract too many phenolic characters form the grape skins and seeds.  The juice was cold settled and racked to a clean tank for alcoholic fermentation.  Our Foxcroft Riesling is best noted for its balance between sugar and acid, we achieve this through careful monitoring and tasting daily.  When the balance and flavours are perfect, we then stop the fermentation by chilling the tank along with the addition of sulphur.  Finally, we protein stabilize with the use of bentonite and then filter prior to bottling.

Appearance:

Pale straw with a clear hue.

Aromas:

Fruit driven and concentrated.  A plethora of citrus fruits burst out of the glass including grapefruit, lemon and lime. Apricot, white peach and nectarine join the intensely fruity nose.  Perfumed citrus blossom, ripe pear and honeysuckle complete the powerful aromas of this Riesling.

Palate:

The palate of this wine reflect the aromatics precisely.  Concentrated, focused with layers and depth of fruit flavours and texture.  A very balanced and complex Riesling showcasing fruit flavours of zesty lemon, green apple and apricot jam.  The harmony of the zesty acidity and sweetness enliven the weight of the mid palate and the full fruity mouthfeel.  Hints of mineral limestone, peach and quince paste linger on the medium finish.

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