Koonowla The Ring Master Clare Valley Riesling 2015
A mild wettish winter followed by a very dry spring and summer with a cool November and December then hot spells in January and February. The yield was very low at 2 tonnes per acre. We picked the Riesling on the 19th of February with an overnight temperature of 12 degrees Celsius then delivered to the winery within 2 hours of being picked. The colour of this wine is pale straw very indicative of the season, with a greenish tinge. Floral orange blossom and spice aromas precede a palate with mouth filling grapefruit citrus flavour and a zesty long acidic finish. The fruit was then de-stemmed and crushed and the must chilled to 2 degrees Celsius and then pressed in a tank press. The skins were gently pressed and then discarded, the free run juice was then cold stabilised before racking and seeding with aromatic yeast. Primary fermentation was conducted between 11 and 15 degrees Celsius for 3 weeks before the wine was chilled at close to sugar dryness. Bentonite was added to stabilize protein and partially clear the wine which was bottled on the 27th of May. This wine is Free run juice with some pressings added back.. Winery Notes
|Country of Manufacture||Australia|
|Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price||$17.99|
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