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Clean and pure, displaying notes of kaffir lime, lemon zest and wet slate. Vibrant acidity with zesty fruit finishing off with good length and balance.
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The 2018 Gleeson Riesling was once again grown by Darry Honey on his Watervale vineyard. The vertical shoot position of the canopies on north south rows with protection from afternoon winds provide elegant wellbalanced fruit.
After a long cold winter and dormancy, the vines sprung to life with exceptional shoot growth in the spring months. Periods of hot dry weather throughout December and January had the effect of pulling the vines back into balance through leaf senescence. These hot dry spells were also timed to thwart berry expansion leading to thick skins and small berry sizes across most varieties. The maturation period was dry and mild allowing tannins and flavours to develop without the panic. Overall 2018 is widely considered a great Clare vintage.
In the winery we handle the fruit for this wine with the respect that hand tended vines deserve. We achieve this by minimising skin contact, separating pressing and giving the juice a long natural settling followed by cool fermentation with cultured yeast.
The Gleeson & Co Riesling is pale straw in colour. The aroma is clean and pure, displaying notes of kaffir lime, lemon zest and wet slate. The palate shows a vibrant acidity around a core of zesty fruit, good length and a balance that will see it age well.