Schild Estate Barossa Valley Riesling 2017
Pale lemon, green in colour with aromas of lemon and lime powderpuff sherbet and a slight mineral hint are supported by some subtle floral notes. A delicate, almost “pretty” mouth fell with those ever present flavours of lemon and lime citrus notes showing prominently on the palate. These are accompanied by supporting flavours of mineral bath salts and a slight spice presence. The wine finishes clean, long and balanced.
Fruit for this wine is harvested in the cool of the night and delivered quickly to the winery, where it is crushed, chilled and pressed to tank. Cold settled overnight, the juice is then fermented cool (between 11?C- 18?C) in temperature controlled stainless steel vessels. All of this is designed to retain maximum freshness, aromatics and flavour depth. Immediately after fermentation is completed, the wines are prepared for bottling.
A mild, and at times cool December and January saw ideal conditions prevail towards the end of the 2017 growing season. The result was a measured pace of ripening which ensured the balanced development of sugar and flavours in the fruit along with the retention of natural grape acid. A particularly strong year for riesling.