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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.
 

 

Municipal Wines Riesling

 

2017 Single Vineyard Whitegate Riesling



Tasting Notes


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.
2017 Vintage: An unusual vintage in the Strathbogie Ranges with a wet winter and spring, a cool and dry summer then a hot early autumn. In general it was a very late vintage that was great for some varieties and vineyards but less so for others.




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.




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.




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  -  January 21st 2019  -  http://www.winefront.com.au

 

 

Municipal Wines Riesling



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.




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

 



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