[one-half-first]GREYSTONE SEA STAR

RIESLING 2016

 

[spacer height=”20px”]Clear and light gold in colour. A nose of aromatic
herbs, lavender, rosemary and thyme. Palate is hefty,
soft and creamy textured with salivating acidity and
lingering lemon sherbet length. Ripe peach and citrus
fruits add layers of complexity. A wine to savour now
or age to 2024.

[spacer height=”20px”]VITICULTURIST’S NOTES

[spacer height=”20px”]Mainly clone 239 on Riparia gloire rootstock, this
Riesling was sourced from several high clay over
limestone slopes on the Greystone vineyard. Vines
consistently produce small, tight bunches of intensely
flavoured fruit and an Indian summer encouraged
slow ripening, the fruit developing great length and
complexity, ripe, tanned skins, lovely lignified seeds
and rich spicy flavours. Handpicked.
Date picked: 22 April 2016
Brix: 21.7 | TA: 8.32g/L | pH: 3.12

[spacer height=”20px”]WINEMAKER’S NOTES

[spacer height=”20px”]Whole bunch pressed after a short skin soak. Zero
botrytis and picked early for lower sugars and a
balanced dry style. Fermented at 14 degrees C for two
weeks through to dryness. Kept cool post ferment.
Extensive lees stirring contributes texture and layers.
Bottled onsite without fining.
[spacer height=”20px”]Bottling Date: 28 September 2016
TA: 5.9g/L | pH: 3.33 | Alcohol: 13.0% | R/S: 3 g/L[/one-half-first]

 

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