The Lookout Riesling (2016)

The Lookout Riesling (2016)

We picked our Block 8 Riesling early to keep the alcohol level a little lower than the vintage may otherwise have produced, and also to retain its great natural acidity. A long, slow, cool ferment was done to enhance its fruitiness and delicate aromatics. We stopped the ferment early, prior to dryness, to allow the residual sugar to complement the acidity – a little sweet to pair with the sour.

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SKU: 4493
Wine Specs
Harvest Date
September 20, 2016
Acid
6.5
pH
3.2
Aging
15% aged for four months in neutral oak
Fermentation
A long, cool 49 days in stainless steel
Residual Sugar
20g/L
Alcohol %
11.0
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Brilliant aromatics of lime, apricot & honeycomb with the slightest hint of beeswax. The palate has some substantial weight to it offering lime, citrus and minerality. A focused line of acidity balances the residual sweetness.
Vineyard Notes
100% of our Riesling comes from Block 8 of our estate vineyard. The soil type in Block 8 is Ratnip
Food Pairing Notes
Almost anything salty and savoury. A simple BLT would be perfection.
Production
444 cases
Other Notes
It’s interesting to deeply chill this wine, and watch how the interplay between the sweetness and sourness evolves as it warms.