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2018 Mt. Crawford Riesling

Producer: Thorn Clarke
Country/Region: Australia - South Australia - Eden Valley
Ratings:
WE
90

The color is pale straw with a green hue on release. The aroma is fresh lifted lemon. Bright ripe lemon fruit characters dominate the palate and crisp minerally acid forms the backbone of the wine. The palate has rich citrus flavors, balanced by natural acidity and intense flavor. The wine has a refreshingly clean finish with long acid persistence.

2018 Mt. Crawford Riesling
Vintage: 2018
Grape Varietals: 100% Riesling
ABV: 12%
Serving Temp: 45°F
Closure: Stelvin(Screwcap)

Wine Making Notes:

A warm dry spring led to into similarly dry conditions in December and January. The warm weather brought harvest on in the first week of February. A couple of good rain events led to milder conditions slowed down the ripening and allowed the fruit to develop well. Whites from 2016 show good flavor and balance.

Harvest was carried out at night. The fruit was pressed (using an airbag press) within an hour of harvest. Care was taken not to lose the delicate Riesling aromas and flavor precursors in the juice. After settling, the juice was warmed and inoculated with a neutral yeast selected for its ability to respect the purity of Riesling.

Post fermentation the wine was stabilised, minimally fined, filtered then bottled.


Pairings:

This wine can be enjoyed with a vast array of foods. The winemaker recommends enjoying this with spicy tandoori chicken.

Product Formats:

Item Number Unit Units/Case Type UPC - bottle SCC - case SRP/Unit
A1EE294221RSS 750ml 12 Glass 8 53065 00020 7 1 08 53065 00020 4 $14.99