The aromas show jasmine blossom, apple & exotic fruit. Citrus, apple & nectar flavours are present on the clean palate. Dry. Perfect for early drinking but will develop complex flavours over the short-medium term.
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7th April 2021
The aromas show yellow apple, jasmine blossom and hints of honey.
Geraldine McFaul at Willow Creek Vineyard
Characteristics of mandarin, nectar and jasmine blossom fold into an unctuous finish on the palate.
Rain events did create moderate disease pressure during the growing season but were often followed by prolonged periods of mild and dry weather there was little disease occurrence. Temperatures were generally moderate with higher-than-average low temperatures but no hot weather and certainly no heat waves. We meandered through harvest at a gentle pace.
The Riesling was hand-picked, whole bunch pressed very gently, before settling in tank to clarify the juice. The clear juice was then cool fermented to dryness in stainless steel tank. This slow, cool ferment preserved the absolute fruit purity evident in the grapes, and after blending and filtering, the wine was bottled in late June, 2021, to retain the freshness and aromatics of the fruit.