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2022 Elgo Vineyard Riesling



Tasting Note


Colour: Clear bight straw with white gold edges.
Aroma: Complex and vibrant, showing lemon pith, finger lime, white blossom, cherry blossom, bay leaf and honey suckle characters with a touch of minerality.
Palate: Fresh, bright and dry with lime, lemon sherbet, complex minerality, wonderful texture and excellent length.


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Wine Profile


Region: Strathbogie Ranges
Vineyard: Elgo (Grass Tree Block)
Vintage: 2022
Variety: 100% Riesling
Production: 160 Cases
Harvested: 15/3/2022
pH: 3.09
Alcohol: 12.5%
Vinification: A two day cold soak, followed by fermentation of 50 days including four days on skins with gentle punch-downs twice a day to extract the amazing characters of the Riesling skins before being pressed off to barrel for the remainder of fermentation with lees stirring twice weekly to increase complexity and mouthfeel.
Maturation: In barrel for a further two months on full solids with lees stirring to add a creaminess to balance the acidity on the palate. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.


Municipal Wines Riesling Reviews 2016

Elgo Riesling Vineyard Profile

Size of Vineyard Block: 5.3 Ha
Row Orientation: North / South
Trellis System: Vertical Shoot Position (VSP)
Pruning: Spur
Average Vine Age: 17 years
Climate: Continental climate, warm days followed by very cool nights.
MJT: 20.7
Growing Season Rainfall: 320mm-380mm
Soil: Granitic Sandy Loam
Altitude: 530 Meters


Municipal Wines Riesling 2017 Winner

Review
From Strathbogie Ranges comes another interesting suite of wines from Municipal, one of my Ďunder the radar but up in lightsí producers. So many good wines emerge from this project.

Thereís a kind of honeyed, toasty glow to the wine but still with freshness in reserve. Lemon curd, green apple crunch, sweet spices, a touch of straw, peanut brittle faintly in there. Lots of flavour, bright acid profile, general energy and deliciousness. Quietly complex is the gist. Drinkability high. Go forth.

Mike Bennie  - 
http://www.winefront.com.au


 

 

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2021 Elgo Vineyard 28 day Skin Contact Riesling



Tasting Note


Colour: Clear, bright straw with pale gold edges
Aroma: Intense and complex with kumquat, grapefruit and a candied navel orange character that jumps out of the glass
Palate: Mouth filling and textural with orange, grapefruit and an amazing finish of fleshy nectarine. Super textural with a finish that goes forever.


Best Municipal Wines Riesling

Wine Profile


Region: Strathbogie Ranges
Vineyard: Elgo
Vintage: 2021
Variety: 100% Riesling
Production: 73 Cases
Harvested: 19/3/2021
pH: 3.12
Alcohol: 12.2%
Vinification: A three day cold soak, followed by fermentation of 36 days including 28 days on skins with gentle punch-downs twice a day to extract the amazing skin characters of the Riesling, before being pressed off to barrel for the remainder of fermentation with lees stirring twice weekly to increase complexity and mouthfeel.
Maturation: In barrel for a further five and a half months on full solids with lees stirring weekly for a further month to give a creaminess to balance the acidity on the palate.


Municipal Wines Riesling Reviews 2016

Elgo Riesling Vineyard Profile

Size of Vineyard Block: 5.3 Ha
Row Orientation: North / South
Trellis System: Vertical Shoot Position (VSP)
Pruning: Spur
Average Vine Age: 17 years
Climate: Continental climate, warm days followed by very cool nights.
MJT: 20.7
Growing Season Rainfall: 320mm-380mm
Soil: Granitic Sandy Loam
Altitude: 530 Meters

 

 

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2021 Elgo Vineyard 12 day Skin Contact Riesling



Tasting Note


Colour: Clear, bright very pale straw with water white edges
Aroma: Complex, lifted and fresh with finger lime, lemon, delicate white blossoms and a lovely almost flinty character
Palate: Fresh and delicate with lemon, lime and white peach, a lovely texture and mouthfeel and great length and complexity. This wine retains an amazing freshness with wonderful yet delicate texture from the 12 days skin contact.


Best Municipal Wines Riesling

Wine Profile


Region: Strathbogie Ranges
Vineyard: Elgo
Vintage: 2021
Variety: 100% Riesling
Production: 68 Cases
Harvested: 19/3/2021
pH: 3.04
Alcohol: 12.5%

Vinification: A three day cold soak, followed by fermentation of 52 days including 12 days on skins with gentle punch-downs twice a day to extract the amazing skin characters of the Riesling, before being pressed off to barrel for the remainder of fermentation with lees stirring twice weekly to increase complexity and mouthfeel.
Maturation: In barrel for a further five months on full solids with lees stirring weekly for a further month to give a creaminess to balance the acidity on the palate. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.


Municipal Wines Riesling Reviews 2016

Elgo Riesling Vineyard Profile

Size of Vineyard Block: 5.3 Ha
Row Orientation: North / South
Trellis System: Vertical Shoot Position (VSP)
Pruning: Spur
Average Vine Age: 17 years
Climate: Continental climate, warm days followed by very cool nights.
MJT: 20.7
Growing Season Rainfall: 320mm-380mm
Soil: Granitic Sandy Loam
Altitude: 530 Meters

 

 

Municipal Wines Riesling 2016

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2021 Elgo Vineyard 15 day Skin Contact Riesling



Tasting Note


Colour: Clear, bright straw with pale gold edges
Aroma: Fresh and complex with lemon, yuzu, a hint of lime pith and a waft of cherry blossom
Palate: Textural yet fresh with lemon pith, lime zest and peach, amazing length and mouthfeel and a wonderful textural finish.


Best Municipal Wines Riesling

Wine Profile


Region: Strathbogie Ranges
Vineyard: Elgo
Vintage: 2021
Variety: 100% Riesling
Production: 70 Cases
Harvested: 19/3/2021
pH: 3.06
Alcohol: 12.5%
Vinification: A three day cold soak, followed by a fermentation of 52 days including 15 days on skins with gentle punch-downs twice a day to extract the amazing skin characters of the Riesling, before being pressed off to barrel for the remainder of fermentation with lees stirring twice weekly to increase complexity and mouthfeel.
Maturation: In barrel for a further five months on full solids with lees stirring weekly for a further month to give a creaminess to balance the acidity on the palate.


Municipal Wines Riesling Reviews 2016

Elgo Riesling Vineyard Profile

Size of Vineyard Block: 5.3 Ha
Row Orientation: North / South
Trellis System: Vertical Shoot Position (VSP)
Pruning: Spur
Average Vine Age: 17 years
Climate: Continental climate, warm days followed by very cool nights.
MJT: 20.7
Growing Season Rainfall: 320mm-380mm
Soil: Granitic Sandy Loam
Altitude: 530 Meters

 

 

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2016 Whitegate Riesling



Tasting Note


Colour: Bight, pale straw with water white meniscus.
Aroma: A medium plus intensity, complex bouquet with plum blossom, lemon sherbet, lime, almond kernel, and an underlying minerality.
Palate: Dry, high acid, medium plus intensity, generous weight with good acid drive. The palate displays white peach, lemon pith, granny smith apples and almonds. The finish is clean and persistent. This wine has great aging potential.


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Wine Profile


Region: Strathbogie Ranges
Vineyard: Whitegate
Vintage: 2016
Variety: 100% Riesling
Production: 127 Cases
Harvested: 3/3/2016
pH: 2.99
T/A: 8.9
Alcohol: 12.3%
Pre Ferment: 5 hours on skins prior to pressing with the free run portion floated the same day & inoculated (using PDM yeast) the next morning to retain freshness
Fermentation: A long cool ferment of 31 days at 13 degrees was conducted
Maturation: This wine was bottled as soon as was practical to retain freshness.


Municipal Wines Riesling Reviews 2016

Whitegate Vineyard Profile

Size of Vineyard: 6 Ha
Row Orientation: North / South
Trellis System: Vertical Shoot Position (VSP)
Pruning: Spur
Average Vine Age: 30+ years
Yield: 2.31T/ha
Climate: Continental climate, warm days followed by very cool nights.
MJT: 20.7
Growing Season Rainfall: 320mm-380mm.
Soil: Decomposed granite, giving way to sandy loam.
Altitude: 480 Meters.

 

 

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2017 Whitegate Riesling



Tasting Note


Colour: Bight, straw with light gold edges.
Aroma: Intense and complex with yuzu, lime leaf, green apple, mandarin flower, plum blossom, honey and nutty notes.
Palate: Great texture and weight with good acid drive and a restrained skin contact character showing kumquat, kaffir lime and almond meal.


Municipal Wines Riesling 2017

Wine Profile


Region: Strathbogie Ranges
Vineyard: Whitegate
Vintage: 2017
Variety: 100% Riesling
Production: 170 Cases
Harvested: 7/4/2017
pH: 3.1
T/A: 7.09
Alcohol: 13.4%
Pre Ferment: 3 days on skins with wild fermentation encouraged before pressing then inoculation.
Fermentation: A long cool ferment of 35 plus days at 13 degrees was conducted.
Maturation: This wine was bottled as soon as was practical to retain freshness.


Awards Riesling review 2017

Whitegate Vineyard Profile

Size of Vineyard: 6 Ha
Row Orientation: North / South
Trellis System: Vertical Shoot Position (VSP)
Pruning: Spur
Average Vine Age: 30+ years
Yield: 2.31T/ha
Climate: Continental climate, warm days followed by very cool nights.
MJT: 20.7
Growing Season Rainfall: 320mm-380mm.
Soil: Decomposed granite, giving way to sandy loam.
Altitude: 480 Meters.


Municipal Wines Riesling 2017 Winner

Review
This is straight up delicious drinking. Vibrant and fresh, cool and clean, licks of chalkiness and squeaky feel to texture, good length and a persistent, lemon-lime, mouth-watering finish. Perfume is more straight up florals and green apple, but the volume is turned up to room-filling. Nothing to not like here, itís a complex, excellent expression.

Mike Bennie  - 
http://www.winefront.com.au

 

 

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Municipal Wines Riesling 2015



2015 Whitegate Riesling    



Tasting Note

Colour: Bight, pale straw with water white meniscus.
Aroma: Clean, medium intensity, almond kernel, green apricot, cut straw,
white blossom, with an underlying minerality.
Palate: Dry, high acid, medium intensity, moderate alcohol, and a tight focused body. The palate displays white nectarines, apples, quince, and almonds.
The finish is clean and persistent. This wine has great aging potential.


Municipal Riesling 2015 review

Wine Profile

Region: Strathbogie Ranges
Vineyard: Whitegate
Vintage: 2015
Variety: 100% Riesling
Production: 144 Cases
Harvested: 12/3/2014
pH: 3.15
T/A: 6.68
Alcohol: 12.3%
Fermentation: Following flotation; free run and pressings were combined to give body and complexity and a long cool ferment of 35 days at 13 degrees conducted.
Maturation: The wine was bottled as soon as was practical to retain freshness.


Strathbogie Ranges Riesling

Whitegate Vineyard Profile

Size of Vineyard: 6 Ha
Row Orientation: North / South
Trellis System: Vertical Shoot Position (VSP)
Pruning: Spur
Average Vine Age: 30+ years
Yield: 2.31T/ha
Climate: Continental climate, warm days followed by very cool nights.
MJT: 20.7
Growing Season Rainfall: 320mm-380mm.
Soil: Decomposed granite, giving way to sandy loam.
Altitude: 480 Meters.


Municipal Wines Riesling Strathbogie Ranges 2015

Review
Itís a soft, but brightly flavoured riesling. Itís more in the appley spectrum for riesling, shows a touch of fennel in flavour, and offers a brisk, starburst of grapefruity tang and firm chalkiness to close. The bouquet suggests a touch of cereal-like savouriness, lemon curd. Itís lovely to sniff on. The wine spreads well and fresh in the palate, and thereís chalky mineral character running around, and thereís complexity, with a touch of nuttiness in tow. I kept sipping. And sipping. Itís a complex, delicious, delicate and flavoursome riesling. Off to a flying start, ey?

Mike Bennie  - 
http://www.winefront.com.au  

 



Municipal Wines Riesling 2015

 

   

 

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