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2019 Watervale Riesling

2019 Watervale Riesling

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

Vineyard: Gullyview Vineyard, Watervale

Blocks: 60% Grace (G1), 40% Gullyview (GV1)

Planted: 1974

Soil type: Terra Rossa, red clay on limestone

Picking date: February 21, 23 and 25, 2019

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 40% ceramic amphora, 40% steel & 20% Slavonian oak Demi-Muid for 2 months

Aging vessel: Stainless steel on fine lees for 5 months

Filtration: No

Fining: No

Alc: 11.6%

pH: 2.94

TA: 7.0

SO2: 28F, 60T

Production: 660 dozen