2021 R139 Riesling (375ml)
'A huge nose of intense lime, apricot and honey. The palate is rich and unctuous, with fabulous concentration but never heavy. It builds and finishes with a crescendo of cumquat and preserved lime notes. Tangy acidity is cleverly concealed and keeps everything in check and lively.'
—Tasting notes writtten in the winter of 2022 by wine writer, Jeremy Holmes.
The vines selected for the dessert riesling are cane-cut where the grapes are then left to shrivel on the vine, concentrating the sugar within the berries, before being harvested later in the season.
After selective hand-picking, the fruit is gently bag pressed and cold settled for 48 hours. Post racking, the juice is inoculated with a neutral yeast and fermented at cool temperatures for around three weeks. After the ferment has been stopped at the required sugar level, the wine spends around 6-8 weeks on lees before being prepared for bottling.