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2018 ‘Grace’ Riesling

2018 Grace Riesling

North facing, rich soils - lemon and lime with great drive 

Vineyard: Gullyview Vineyard, Watervale

Blocks: Grace (G1)

Planted: 1974

Soil type: Terra Rossa, red clay on limestone

Picking date: February 23 and 28, 2018

Picking method: Hand harvested and sorted in vineyard

Processing: Crush and destem

Time on skins: 18 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 80% steel & 20% Slavonian oak Demi-Muid for 2 months

Aging vessel: Stainless steel on fine lees for 10 months

Filtration: No

Fining: No

Alc: 10.8%

pH: 3.14

TA: 5.6

SO2: 30F, 58T

Production: 90 dozen