Color, nose and palate
Color is pale, light yellow straw. The nose is lifted and aromatic. The palate is spicy and zesty lime and lemon to the fore with a hint of mandarin, ending in a crisp , zesty citrus dry long finish.
Cellaring potential: Will age well for many years as most Trevelen Farm Rieslings do.
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2011 Vintage was the eighth made for us made for us by our new winemaker James Kellie (late of Howard Park, Denmark). Trevelen Farm’s practice is to pick grapes at optimum ripeness. Therefore, great care is taken at vintage time to ensure the pH levels are satisfactory (and rising), with actual taste testing and frequent Be testing. They never wait specifically for high Be readings prior to picking, thus ensuring the finished product always shows freshness and vitality (due to the appropriate level of acid present in the fruit). This wine was cold fermented in stainless steel and bottled early to retain aromatics.
A dry Winter and Spring with only one real rainfall event in summer which gave us enough water to finish the 2011 vintage. A dry Summer with good vine growth meant a lack of sub-soil moisture led to a slightly quicker ripening pattern with vintage being earlier than usual. Three weeks to a month for the whites. The Reds, as the weather became cooler were picked at normal times. The ability to water enough enabled a very healthy canopy but once ripening was well under way and water was turned off vines quickly brought the fruit to ripeness .