Gladstone Vineyard Riesling 2010
The wine has a typical floral and citrus nose of lime, grapefruit and lemon peel with a subtle minerality. The palate has a juicy citrus entry, while the lively acidity andunderlying minerality combine to give great structure and length to the palate while still maintaining the delicate aromas and a lingering aftertaste.
Producer: Gladstone Vineyard
Winemaker Notes: The grapes were picked early in the morning to ensure they come in cold and in the best possible condition. The fruit was then whole bunch pressed to give the cleanest juice and the softest handling to ensure minimum phenolic extraction. The juice was cold settled for five days, inoculated and fermented to full dryness. The wine was then stabilized, filtered and bottled to retain its lively character.
Viticulture Notes: The grapes were grown at our Winery Block on 24 year old vines. They were all pruned to the 2 cane VSP system to allow maximum light and air movement in the canopy and leaf plucked to ensure clean, open bunches. All picking was done by hand to ensure maximum quality fruit.
Alcohol: 12.3% %
Residual Sugar: 1.5
Total Acidity: 8.5
Cellaring: Great now, tightly coiled in its youth; but will reward cellaring for up to 10 years.