Estate Late Harvest Riesling 2013



95 points in James Halliday’s 2015 Australian Wine Companion



The fruit for our Late Harvest is picked later than our normal Riesling, this allows the fruit to ripen further and to concentrate the flavours in the berries as the berries slightly shrivel and lose moisture. The fruit is all hand picked and then whole bunch pressed to retain the clarity of the fruit flavours locked in the berries. The resulting juice is then fermented in tank with only wild yeast until 45g/L of the natural sugar was left. Fermentation was then stopped to leave this sugar in the final wine and also results in a lower alcohol level.
The wine has aromas of lemon and honeysuckle. The palate is sweet and seductive with honey characters and a refreshing acidity that ensures that the wine finishes clean and crisp without any cloying sugar.

FOOD Of course this sweet Riesling will match well with most deserts and cheeses but don’t be scared to match it with main courses, particularly prawns, crayfish, pork belly or any dish that uses a sweet flavoured meat.
CELLARING Enjoy this Riesling in its youth but remember that all Riesling and particularly sweet Rieslings age spectacularly well developing honey and toasty notes that will complement the lemon flavours currently in this wine. Cellar for 20 years with confidence


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