Mount Trio White Wine - Riesling

2012 Riesling

This is a variety particularly well suited to the Great Southern and especially the Porongurups, with its cooler ripening conditions and colder night temperatures. Typically, the Riesling wines made from this region are crisp and dry and can age well. The 2012 season was a very kind one, we enjoyed good spring rains in 2011 which set the vines up well for the rest of the season, and the warm dry summer allowed the fruit to ripen beautifully with no disease risk. The fruit was harvested early April, at night so the fruit was picked while very cool and delivered promptly to the winery. Only the free run juice was used and it was fermented at cool temperatures with a neutral yeast to maximise the delicacy inherent in this variety.


Delicately perfumed with lime fruit characters, blossom and hints of honeysuckle.


This is typical of the Rieslings from the Great Southern; it has beautifully fine and delicate citrus characters with great length of flavour. With lovely zesty lemon characters to start with, it finishes with gorgeous lime fruit flavours; there is a gentle tanginess to this wine and this delicate acidity gives its excellent persistence of flavour. This is a beautiful crisp dry wine that would be very well matched with any fresh seafood, especially some King George Whiting!


Riesling like this is fantastic at any age. Enjoy as an aperitif while fresh and young or cellar for some bottle age complexity. This wine should continue to drink well for 6 + years.

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