An alluring floral perfume of lavender, orange blossom and ripe lemon overlays a complex layer of spice and mineral notes. On the palate the generous fruit weight and texture carry the yellow lemon fruit and mineral laden flavours to a refreshingly dry finish.
Our Riesling is grown on the Arena Block in the Viper Vineyard at Parkburn. The Arena block is planted on a very steep north to north-west facing slope. The north facing part of the slope tends to ripen earlier and is picked for the Vipers Riesling whereas the north-west face is left to ripen for a longer period and is picked for this dry Chard Farm Riesling. The longer ripening period allows us to pick grapes with lower acid and riper flavours, and to make a dry style wine. We aim to make a full style with good fruit weight and texture without losing the grapes renowned fruit focus and backbone. The 2019 Riesling will reward those with the patience to cellar the wine for 3 - 7 years.
harvest: 27th April 2019 in bottle:
Brix 21.3 pH: 3.21
pH 3.13 TA: 7.5g/L
TA 8.7g/L Alc: 12.6%