2012 Harewood Estate Reserve Riesling
Color, nose and palate
A brilliant, exceptionally pale straw colour with youthful green tinges. The wine exhibits intense citrus blossom and hints of riper pear enhanced by an underlying spicy honeysuckle complexity. A seamless palate, with initial flavours of lemon zest leading to a textured spicier mid-palate of passion fruit and slate finishing with classic taut steely acidity. The fine structure is testament to the care taken during this wines production.
Cellaring potential: This wines youthful intensity and fruit-driven vibrancy can be enjoyed over the next two to three years. Cellaring for up to 20 years will be rewarded with the classic complex, toasty, textured characters of an aged cool-climate riesling.
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The grapes for this wine were sourced from one of the oldest plantings of riesling in the porongurup ranges of western australia’s great southern wine region. this reserve riesling is from the original top block of 40 year old Geisenheim and rhine riesling vines.
Only the finest, more pristine, “free-run” juice was used in the production of this wine resulting in a palate of outstanding elegance, free from the harsh, phenolic characters associated with pressings. A long, cool ferment in stainless steel tanks, minimal fining and the use of screw caps are all further steps towards capturing the inherent delicacy of this cool climate variety.
RESIDUAL SUGAR 3.5 G/L
TOTAL ACIDITY 6.8 G/L