A zestful, yet fine, Cooter and Cooter Riesling that epitomises what dry Watervale Riesling is all about. Freshly squeezed key lime and lemon rind with a hint of rose petal perfume. Picked early to retain loads of natural, crunchy acid.
Sourced from two tiny parcels in prime Riesling country, with its signature red dirt over limestone. Hand-picked at night to help ensure a slow start to fermentation. De-stemmed, then gently pressed, keeping the pressings separate. Cool fermented over 16 days. Left on lees until final filtration prior to bottling.
“The viticulture infers serious intent: dry-grown, minimal interplay. This was cold-settled sans intervention and fermented on a good whack of solids for textural interplay. Quince, grapefruit pulp and anise flavours skirt along rails of fine-boned acidity. Juicy. Far from grating. This is a hand well played across a dry deck.” 94 points, Ned Goodwin, WineCompanion.com.au, August 2019