Riesling “Cheshunt” Single Vineyard
Variety: Riesling – Single Vineyard “King Valley”
Vineyard: Single vineyard located in the upper King Valley in the sub-region of Cheshunt. Vineyard was planted in 1980 on sandy clay loam soils. The region is renowned for longer and warmer ripening periods during autumn compared to other cool climate regions which presents ideal conditions for Mediterranean varieties.
Grape Variety: 100% Riesling
Soil Composition: Rich brown and red clay loams
Training System: Vertical Shoot Position(VSP)
Winemaking: Whole bunches straight into the press. Gentle pressing took place with the free run juice separated. Inoculated with a yeast culture in stainless steel tank (20% went into barrel) where primary fermentation took place for over 20 days. Racked of lees, stabilized prior to bottling
Maturation: In stainless steel (20% into seasoned barrel)
Tasting Notes: Lemon curd, lime and floral aromas, vibrant fruit flavours, complimented by a zesty bright acidity.