Skillogalee Riesling 2021
The grapes for this dry Riesling were grown on low-yielding vines, on the highest slopes of the Skillogalee estate (about 500 metres above sea level).
The family-owned vineyard is managed in accordance with sustainable farming practices.
Vintage 2021 was a later vintage than recent years allowing plenty of time for flavour development.
The fruit was processed in a number of individual parcels, with each contour/block of vines picked as it reached its optimum ripeness and flavour.
Each parcel was then fermented separately, allowing us to foster the individual characteristics of each, before blending immediately prior to bottling.
The wine is bright straw in appearance, with a green tinge.
The nose has a perfumed lift of jasmine, orange blossom spice and lemon zest.
The palate is full-flavoured with excellent fruit concentration and texture.
Flavours of lemon/lime zest and pith prevail, with hints of citrus spice and succulent, juicy acidity emerging thereafter.
Structurally, this wine has impressive length, a lively natural acid backbone and a mouth-wateringly powerful finish.
Drink now with fish, seafood or white meat dishes, or cellar for up to 10 years.
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
Yield 2.5 tonnes/acre
Titratable Acid 6.10 g/L
Bottling Date June 2021