2012 GC Celtic Farm Riesling

The 2012 GC Celtic Farm Riesling comes from three different blocks on the vineyard and our intention is to make a wine in the modern Australian Riesling style – crisp, dry and fresh.

Citrus characters of lemon and lime on full display along with some attractive floral notes.

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GC Celtic Farm Riesling

Overview

The "entry level" Riesling but one that seriously over-delivers. Purity and flavor are abundant and it makes for sensational value.

 

Tasting Notes

Pale green appearance with typical Clare Valley Riesling characters on full display, including lemon, lime & grapefruit - along a little mineral. The palate is crisp, dry and fresh; the balanced acidity ensuring a bright, clean finish. Great with any seafood really – try this with salt and pepper calamari.

Technical Detail

 Region

100% Clare Valley, South Australia.
One of Australia's oldest and most premium wine regions, famous all around the world for it's Riesling and Shiraz wines in particular

 Varietal

100% Riesling

 Vineyard

Single vineyard

 When to Drink

Enjoy now or cellar for 5-10 years
12.0% Alcohol

  

Vintage Notes

Growing Season

The 2012 vintage was ideal in every respect for the Clare Valley. A cool, wet winter was followed by a mild spring and summer delivering very sound fruit to the winery for vinification. The resultant wines are quite delicious. Pure, concentrated citrus flavours and bright acidity are the features of this vintage.

 

Winemaking

The grapes for this wine were both machine and hand harvested, transported to the winery, crushed, chilled and pressed as soon as possible prior to the juice being clarified by cold settling. It was then inoculated with a pure yeast culture, with fermentation carried out in stainless steel temperature controlled tanks for on average 25-30 days. The wine was stabilised, blended and then filtered prior to bottling.

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