This is a variety very well suited to the Great Southern and especially the Porongurups, with its cooler ripening conditions and especially its cooler overnight temperatures.
Typically, the Riesling wines made from this region are delicate, crisp and dry and can age well. All the fruit was harvested overnight when as cold as possible and then processed promptly at the winery to avoid any risk of oxidation. Only the free run juice was used and fermented at cool temperatures with a neutral yeast to maximize the delicacy inherent in this variety.
Has beautiful aromatics; the sweet lime and kaffir leaf characters are typical of Porongurup grown Riesling. There are some ‘minerally’ characters and delicate floral aromas but the ‘preserved lemon’ fruit characters are the most distinctive.
Our 2016 Riesling is a fine and crisp dry wine; it is beautifully flavoured while still having the delicacy that Porongurup Rieslings are renowned for. The sweet lime fruit flavours are delicious and the crisp acidity contributes to its excellent persistence of flavour. The clean, tangy finish means it’s a great wine to serve as an aperitif, or it would be well matched with any fresh seafood dish.
Riesling like this is fantastic at any age. Enjoy while fresh & young or cellar for some bottle age complexity. This wine should continue to drink well for ~5 + years.