2017
ELGEE PARK

Elgee Park Riesling

The aromas show typical lime, floral and exotic fruit. Citrus characteristics on the clean delicate palate contribute to a crisp flinty finish. Cool fermented in stainless steel preserves the absolute fruit purity. Perfect for early drinking but will develop complex toasty flavours over the medium term.

$30.00 Bottle

$360.00 Dozen

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SKU: EPRI17 Category:
VARIETY

Riesling

REGION

Mornington Peninsula

HARVESTED

29th March 2017

PLANTED

1981

ALCOHOL

13% Vol

COLOUR

Pale Straw

BOUQUET

The aromas show typical lime, floral and exotic fruit.

WINEMAKER

Geraldine McFaul at Willow Creek Vineyard

PALATE

Citrus characteristics on the clean delicate palate contribute to a crisp flinty finish. Perfect for early drinking but will develop complex toasty flavours over the medium term.

VINTAGE

2017 was marked by a very wet and cold flowering period resulting in tiny crops. The harvest itself was relatively late compared to preceding vintages, so picking was during the very mild and sunny autumn. The berries show intense perfume and great flavour which has produced exceptional balanced wines.

WINEMAKING

The small crop of Riesling was de-stemmed, crushed, drained and then pressed and settled. The free run juice was then cool fermented 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 to retain the freshness and aromatics of the fruit.