2021 Singlefile Great Southern Dessert Riesling
VINEYARD & WINEMAKING
2021 delivered strong growing conditions, with winter and spring being reasonably dry and summer holding slightly cooler temperatures which allowed for flavours to develop while retaining natural acidity.
The Riesling grapes were harvested late to allow a high level of natural sugars to accumulate. The free run juice underwent a long and slow cold fermentation in a stainless steel tank with the ferment being stopped when the perfect balance of sugar to acid was achieved – this was at 90g/L residual sugar. The wine was bottled in July 2021.
The colour is light straw, the aromatics display apple blossom and floral tones. The palate shows a softly textured, sweet, balanced style with luscious undertones wrapped around a tight background. It is anticipated in time this wine will develop a honeyed richness whilst retaining its linear acidity.