2016 Late Harvest Riesling
The grapes for this Late Harvest Riesling were grown on low-yielding vines, on the highest slopes of the Skillogalee estate (about 500 metres above sea level). The family-owned vineyard is managed in accordance with sustainable farming practices. Riesling was again one of the highlights of the 2014 Clare Valley vintage. The vintage was marked by early spells of record breaking intense heat followed by two considerable rain events. In Skillogalee’s case the rain came at just the right time which allowed the Riesling vines to become refreshed and allow for perfectly ripened fruit with perfect levels of natural acidity combined with fantastic volume of flavour.
This medium sweet wine was made from carefully selected Riesling fruit, chosen by our winemakers to be left on the vine for some weeks to naturally concentrate not only the sugar content of the grapes but also the acidity and flavours.
The wine is hay like in appearance with a green hue. There are lifted aromas of lemon curd, freshly baked pastry, lime marmalade and navel orange blossoms. The palate is finely balanced between intense concentrated fruit flavours of pomelo, custard apples and guava, and natural sweetness complemented by crisp cleansing natural acidity.
Try it with flavoursome white meat dishes, fruit based desserts and also lightly spiced and fragrant South East Asian cuisine.
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|Bottling Date||September 2014|