E.B's The Settler - Watervale Riesling 2017

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E.B's The Settler - Watervale Riesling 2017

35.00

Region - Watervale, Clare Valley, South Australia

Vineyard

The fruit for this wine was sourced from the WSS vineyard in the Watervale

sub-region of the Clare Valley. The vines were plated in the 1970’s and grown

on deep red clay loam over limestone soils with pockets of slate and row

orientation east to west to maximise daily sunlight. The vineyard is 350

metres above sea level.

Growing Conditions

The 2017 season was shaped by heavy spring rains which continued into the

start of summer, making this one of the latest vintages for over a decade.

These rains provided a fuller, satiated soil profile leading to large vine growth

and consequent fruit shading. Thankfully the autumn period was remarkably

dry allowing ripening to proceed without disease pressure. The overall result

was good yields, distinctly varietal purity of flavour and elegant structures.

Winemaking

2017 was an exceptional year for Watervale Riesling with cooler ripening

conditions allowing ample natural acidity to come from the vineyard. This

fruit was hand-picked and gently pressed, using only the finest free-run juice.

Fermenting at cool temperatures allowed us to create a delicate, floral wine.

The wine was fermented dry, slightly fined, filtered and bottled.

Winemaking Notes

This 2017 Watervale Riesling has vibrant orange blossom and fresh lemon

juice aromas. The palate is elegant and refined, with freshness coming from

the intense citrus fruits and mineral texture. The lingering finish is well

balanced with crunchy natural acidity. This is a wine that can be enjoyed

now, but will gain complexity over a couple years of cellaring.

Analysis -pH 2.97 | Alc. 11.5% | TA 7.56 g/l

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