2017 Shaw + Smith Riesling

2017 Shaw + Smith Riesling

Notes

Florals and citrus, delicate and crisp.
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What To Expect

Tasting Notes
A Riesling that is both delicate and textural. The 2017 shows intense lime and has mouth watering concentration and minerality.
Tasting Notes
A Riesling that is both delicate and textural. The 2017 shows intense lime and has mouth watering concentration and minerality.

Growing and Making

Production Notes
Sourced from a single high altitude vineyard in Lenswood. Meticulous viticulture, with cane pruning, vertical shoot positioning, and yields limited through shoot and bunch thinning to increase fruit intensity. 100% hand picked. Fermented cool (10-12°C) in stainless steel followed by a short maturation on lees, with a touch of the natural grape sugars left unfermented, balancing the crisp acidity. Half the grapes were whole-bunch-pressed and half were crushed before pressing, each fermented separately. The wine was blended, then spent four months on lees prior to bottling in June 2016. There was record rainfall throughout the growing season but importantly it reduced to average in November during flowering and was dry during March, the later part of ripening. Record low temperatures were also recorded resulting in a late, very cool vintage. Flavours are intense and the natural acidity is striking.
Production Notes
Sourced from a single high altitude vineyard in Lenswood. Meticulous viticulture, with cane pruning, vertical shoot positioning, and yields limited through shoot and bunch thinning to increase fruit intensity. 100% hand picked. Fermented cool (10-12°C) in stainless steel followed by a short maturation on lees, with a touch of the natural grape sugars left unfermented, balancing the crisp acidity. Half the grapes were whole-bunch-pressed and half were crushed before pressing, each fermented separately. The wine was blended, then spent four months on lees prior to bottling in June 2016. There was record rainfall throughout the growing season but importantly it reduced to average in November during flowering and was dry during March, the later part of ripening. Record low temperatures were also recorded resulting in a late, very cool vintage. Flavours are intense and the natural acidity is striking.

Story

Winemaker Notes
Shaw + Smith have a long standing love of Riesling and believe the Adelaide Hills can produce fine examples with ageing potential. Site is most important, so much so that Shaw + Smith took a Riesling hiatus from 2010 - 2013, until this preferred site in Lenswood was selected in 2014.
Winemaker Notes
Shaw + Smith have a long standing love of Riesling and believe the Adelaide Hills can produce fine examples with ageing potential. Site is most important, so much so that Shaw + Smith took a Riesling hiatus from 2010 - 2013, until this preferred site in Lenswood was selected in 2014.

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