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2015 Single Vineyard Whitegate Riesling    



Tasting Notes

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.


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.




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.




Recent Reviews

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  -  February 17th 2017  - 
http://www.winefront.com.au  

 



Municipal Wines Riesling

 

 

2016 Single Vineyard Whitegate Riesling



Tasting Notes


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.




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.




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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