2018 Nadja's Vineyard Riesling
Nadja's Vineyard Riesling was planted in 2001, this 0.8 hectare single vineyard is notorious for producing expressive and mineral-driven Riesling. The terroir of this plot speaks for itself showcasing the cooler temperatures resulting from higher altitude and the thin topsoil under which a bedrock of limestone forces the roots to stretch downward. Hand-picked, whole cluster pressed and a cool, slow fermentation provide the more pure expression. Fermentation is halted to balance out the racy acidity with some natural sweetness from the Riesling juice. The wine is bottled in the spring to capture the freshness of Riesling flavours.
Tasting NotesVery bright and fresh with natural acidity that is balanced by an almost imperseptible hint of residual sweetness. Off-dry with a hint of chalk and a kiss of lime.
PairingsWinemaker, Dave Sheppard, recommends Bratwurst sausage in a bun with sweated down sweet onion topping with his personal favourite, Nadja's Vineyard Riesling.
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|Wine Style||White Wine|
|Appellation||Twenty Mile Bench|
|Bottling Date||April 2019|
|Residual Sugar||16.2 g/L|