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Riesling

Koerner 'Watervale' Riesling 2021


Riesling but not as you know it - aromatic with texture and spice

Vineyard: Gullyview & Parish Vineyards, Watervale

Blocks: Grace, Parish & Gullyview 

Planted: 1973, 1923 & 1973

Soil type: Red clay on limestone (Gullyview & Grace), Red clay on slate and iron stone (Parish)

Picking date: February 3, 4 and 7, 2021

Picking method: Hand harvested and sorted in vineyard

Processing: Crush and destem 

Time on skins: 18 hours in press

Pressing: Free run only, minimal press rotations

Cooling / settling: Cold settled off dirt and heavy solids for 3 days

Fermentation: Natural ferment in Steel & ceramic amphora for 2 months

Aging vessel: Stainless steel on fine lees for 8 months

Bottled: October 2021

Production: 500 dozen

Alc/Vol: 11.8%