2019
ELGEE PARK

Elgee Park Riesling

The aromas show typical lemon, floral and exotic fruit. Citrus characteristics on the clean full 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.

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VARIETY

Riesling

REGION

Mornington Peninsula

HARVESTED

22nd March 2019

PLANTED

1981

ALCOHOL

12% 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 full palate contribute to a crisp flinty finish.

VINTAGE

Budburst was early this year which resulted in flowering with good fruit set. The warm ripening period saw harvest commence a week sooner than normal. Yields were reported as high – average with fine acidity retention and excellent balanced flavours.

WINEMAKING

The Riesling was de-stemmed, crushed, drained 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.