Koerner Wine Parish Riesling 2021


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The Wine

Super drinking Riesling, smashable, floral and spice, soft stone fruits and minerality. Ferment is carried out in ceramic Amphora and rested on fine lees for 10 months for more of that texture, fleshy stone fruits, some phenolic grip and savoury. High on drinkability this wine.

Vineyard: Parish Vineyard, Watervale

Planted: 1923

Soil type: Red clay on Slate

Picking date: February 7, 2021

Picking method: Hand harvested and sorted in vineyard

Processing: Crush and destem

Time on skins: 12 hours in press

Pressing: Free run only, minimal press rotations

Cooling / settling: Cold settled off dirt and heavy solids for 3 days

Fermentation: Natural ferment in 60% Ceramic amphora and 40% steel for 2 months

Aging vessel: Stainless steel on fine lees for 10 months