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2023 KW Watervale Riesling

2023 Watervale Riesling

 

Riesling but not as you know it - aromatic with texture and spice

Scored 95 Points by Mike Bennie (The WINEFRONT). Read the review.

Scored 92 Points by Erin Larkin (The Wine Advocate). Read the review.

Vineyard: Gullyview, Parish Vineyards, Watervale 

Blocks: Grace, Parish & Gullyview 

Planted: 1973, 1923 & 1973 

Soil type: Red clay on limestone (Gullyview & Grace), Red clay on slate and iron stone (Parish)

Picking date: March 10, 11 & 12, 2023

Picking method: Hand harvested and sorted in vineyard

Processing: Crush and destem

Time on skins: 6 hours in press

Pressing: Free run only, minimal press rotations

Cooling / settling: Cold settled off dirt and heavy solids for 3 days

Fermentation: Natural ferment in Steel & ceramic amphora for 2 months

Aging vessel: Stainless steel on fine lees for 6 months

Bottled: 14/12/2023

Filtration: Sterile

Fining: No

Alc: 11.6

pH: 3.11

TA: 7.1

SO2: 30 free / 65 total

Production: 1500 dozen

2023 Watervale Riesling

$32.30 Regular price $38.00
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