2016 Singlefile Single Vineyard Mount Barker Riesling
VINEYARD & WINEMAKING
The Pearse vineyard is an established dry grown vineyard situated on the south-west plains of the Mount Barker sub-region in the Great Southern. The Riesling fruit was harvested in March 2016. The primary focus of the winemaking process was to preserve the delicate flavours and aromas of the vineyard’s fruit which was handpicked to avoid macerations (phenolics) and whole bunch pressed for the same reason. The juice was cold settled and fermented with a neutral yeast strain at a temperature of 14°C before preparation for bottling in July 2016.
The colour is light and the aromatics display a combination of citrus flavours of lemon and grapefruit. The palate is characterized by the acidic drive of the wine. A dry riesling, the wine displays intense citrus flavours with subtle minerality (which will develop further with age.) The wine has a long finish with a lingering acidity.
REVIEWS OF NOTE
18.8 points, John Jens, Western Suburbs Weekly, Sept 2016
95 points, Huon Hooke, Huon Hook Online, Dec 2016
18.7 points, Barry Weinman, Fine Wine Club, Oct 2016
'Has presence', Regan Drew, Vinonotebook, Nov 2016
'Superb', Ralph Kyte-Powell, Canberra Times, Jan 2017