This Riesling displays delicate perfume of citrus blossom, lime and apple. The palate has great length and intensity with flavours of green apple and zesty lime.
"Pale quartz-green; an interesting wine, early picked, and with only the barest hint of sweetness on the aftertaste; attractive, juicy lime and apple flavours provide context and mouthfeel." Halliday.
This Riesling was hand-picked, whole bunch pressed, and fermented in a stainless steel tank.
The 2019 Vintage season was remarkable with harvest times similar to the last vintage, with fine weather and dry conditions. Winter rains had provided soil moisture for Budburst and the fruit set was generally good.
A very dry January to May led to even ripening and low disease pressure. Cool, dry nights resulted in excellent fruit flavours and good acidity. Baumés achieved were greater than previous years and fruit quality was excellent with yields average to below average.
Rowanston Riesling award track record: Trophy, Gold, Silver and Bronze medallist.