2018 GC Celtic Farm Riesling

The 2018 Gaelic Cemetery 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 characters of lemon, cut apple and stone fruit 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 it with Asian style steamed scallops with garlic & shallots. Worth a few years in the cellar too – say 5-7 years.

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 vintage was shaped by a typically cool winter, but with below average rainfall. Timing of budburst and flowering were pretty normal and harvest commenced on 23rd February for us. We experienced above average temperatures during January, but February and March were quite mild with no extended periods of heat. We received virtually no rain in either month. The 2018 vintage will be remembered as a really good Riesling vintage and is comparable to recent high-quality years such as 2016, 2015, 2013 and maybe 2006.

 

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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