Forest Hill Vineyard Estate Riesling 2017

Our Price: $22.99 / bottle
(RRP $26.00)

Case: 6 bottles

96 points - James Halliday "Primarily sourced from the 42yo estate Block 2, the remainder ex 15yo vines. The wine doesn't blush when it locks onto the mouth with lime and lemon zest fruit running on rails of grippy acidity through to the finish. This is old school severity of the highest calibre, good for 25 years"


  • Riesling grapes were picked and sorted by hand. Several picks ensure optimal ripeness across Block 2. The grapes are then mostly whole bunch pressed although a small parcel is destemmed & crushed before pressing. The juice chilled and cold settled. Each parcel kept separate and fermented at cool temperatures between 12 and 15 degrees to retain as much vitality as possible. Once alcoholic fermentation was completed, each parcel is racked off yeast lees, with a small component left on lees for a short period post ferment. Blended, filtered and bottled in July.

    Region: Mount Barker, WA

    Alcohol: 12.5%

     

  • 96 Points - James Halliday
    Pure and driving, such fine clean acidity, that cool water over river pebbles cliché for sure, light lemon flavour with a little lemongrass. Clean and crunchy finish of fine length. This is good