2016 GC Celtic Farm Riesling

The 2016 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 in appearance with typical Clare Valley Riesling citrus characters of lemon and lime on full display along with some attractive floral notes. The palate is crisp, dry and soft - the balanced acidity ensuring a bright, clean finish. Great with any seafood – try with blue swimmer crab linguine.

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
11.0% Alcohol

  

Vintage Notes

Growing Season

The 2016 vintage was shaped by a cool winter with average rainfall followed by a dry, warm spring and quite a hot December. Budburst was earlier than normal due to the warmer conditions in September and as a consequence harvest was also very early – we commenced vintage on Feb 9th. Thankfully January and February were quite mild with below average maximum and minimum temperatures experienced for both months. Around 30mm of rain received on 29th January went a long way towards shaping the vintage also. It has probably turned a potentially ordinary vintage into something potentially quite special.

 

Winemaking

The grapes for this wine were machine harvested in the cool, early hours of the morning, transported to the winery to be 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 fined, stabilised then filtered prior to bottling.

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