Tasting Notes :
A riesling of great texture, personality and drinkability. There is a great volume of pot-pourri, citrus & slate in the bouquet, providing a pretty intro to each sip. The palate shows off a really fine, powdery-chalky feel that is in harmony with lemon pith and green apple. The fruit sweetness and powdery tannins drive the long finish.
Ageing: 7+ years
Pair with :
Seafood and Pork
The Riesling is delicious served as an aperitif with some chicken, chive and toasted flaked almond finger sandwiches or if you want to be fancy a lobster roll with home made mayonnaise. Anything seafood will generally pair well with this wine. I also love drinking this with our local McIvor roast pork. The acidity in the wine cuts through the glass like pork crackling and works harmoniously with the sweet fat. YUM!
"Riesling from Heathcote. Yes. Even more texture from 2018 compared to 2017 it feels, though 24 hours skin fermentation might be part of it, and now sees ceramic egg and barrel rather than stainless steel.
Quince and preserved lemon comes to mind. Tonic water too. Quite intense, squeaky textured, inwardly concentrated, lightly saline. Lemon-lime jostling. Fresh as can be but with intensity and detail on its side. Pucker, chalkiness, fine bony feel – just lovely this feel. Detailed riesling of good velocity and drinkability."
93Pts, Mike Bennie, The Winefront.