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2013 'Drs' Cut' Reserve Riesling

A staunch, tight and bright Riesling - the best we make.

Nick Walker Winemaker
$35.00
  • Wine Club Members Price
  • Vegan

Variety

Riesling

Region

Clare Valley

Food Pairing

Poultry

Vintage

2013

Colour

Pale straw with a slight green tinge.

Bouquet

Powerful purity of lime and lemon with hints of musk and fennel.

Palate

A wine having 'Bose'-like purity and intensity, with many textured layers of complexity and a myriad of spices interwoven with fennel and citrus.

Ageing Potential

Enjoy with careful cellaring for more years to come.

Vineyard

Two heart surgeons from Adelaide own the Doctors' Vineyard in Polish Hill River. Grey loam soils over sandstone and slate make up the profile, with the top soil littered with rock; hinting at just how tough the vines need to be to sustain growth and produce quality fruit. Polish Hill River is ideal for this style, with its high perfume and minerality, and this original 41-year-old Riesling planting was always destined for something special.

Vinification

Fruit is harvested in the cool of the night, de-stemmed, crushed and the must held on skins for 24 hours. The juice is then drained and gently pressed resulting in a fine free-run cut and a pressings component, kept separately in stainless steel tanks. Adopting a European style of winemaking, this wine is fermented on 'full solids', using a natural yeast flora present in the vineyard. A cool, temperature controlled fermentation is carried out over 10-14 days. Weekly lees stirring over six months adds another layer of complexity and texture to this reserve Riesling.

Technical Details

Alcohol - 11.6%

pH - 3.10

Acidity - 6.58g/L