2014 Naissante Riesling
2014 vintage delivered very small crops of exceptional quality. Spring and summer were fine with reasonably moist soil, which typically leads to higher crop levels. However, cool windy and wet weather throughout December disrupted fruit set, resulting in tiny berry bunches. The remainder of the season brought wonderful weather, which allowed full flavour development whilst retaining good natural acidity at low to moderate Baumé (Sugar content). Wines from this vintage will be highly sought after, for their rarity and quality.
The fruit for the Naissante Riesling is sourced from three sites around the east and west Tamar Valley. We work with growers around the state to discover fruit of high quality and personality that cannot be produced on our estate. We used minimal intervention after separating the free run and press juices allowing for natural fermentation and extra time on skins leaving less than 2g residual sugar in the wine.
The 2014 Naissante Riesling has a complex aromatic palate with elegant orange blossom, chamomile, stone fruits, hints of spice and zesty citrus. The complexity of flavour in this wine is one to savour.
An excellent match with Ceviche, cheeses and an array of Asian dishes this wine is both stylish and versatile.