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Reserve_Riesling_2017
Product Code: RRR17
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Dry Grown Reserve Riesling 2017

Base price $ 25.00

TECHNICIAL DETAILS

Alcohol 12% a/v,  pH 3.05, Acidity 8.47/L,

 

SILVER MEDAL PERTH WINE SHOW

 

TASTING NOTES

The Reserve represents the 100% free run juice made from specially selected fruit to enhance the purest best quality wine. Intense lemon and lime, full palate of flavours, with a zesty long crisp acid finish. Marries well with smoked salmon or freshly caught whiting.

VINEYARD

Fruit sourced from our 41 year old 12 hectare Dry Grown Vineyard. Our old vines are not irrigated; something quite unusual in these days of mass commercial production. We prefer low-yielding wine crops with small berries. Although it limits our volume, having smaller fruit fosters an intensity of the flavour, with most of the colour and tannin of the grape being concentrated in or near the skin. The characteristically cool climate of the district ensures slow ripening of the grapes, which also allows for the development of rich flavour and quality grape juice. Grown on ancient gravely loams in Mount Barker, in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, an area renowned for excellence in cool climate viticulture. Our old vines are all cane pruned and yield 2 tonne per hectare with small bunch weights which add intensity of character and flavour. Galafrey harvest their grapes from mid March to late April depending on the season.

 

VINTAGE COMMENTS

While a later than normal start to vintage it was reminiscent of vintages 10 years ago. It has been so dry in previous years I think we all forgot what it was like to have a wet year! A solid vintage with later ripening than recent years. Low Baume with intense flavours shows promise for the whites and softness for the reds, with high quality fruit being produced. A hard but exciting vintage. Galafrey celebrates with their 40th Vintage this year.

WINEMAKING

The dry, cool climate of Mount Barker is famous for their Rieslings . The Galafrey 2015 Riesling is yet again a stellar performer, and is a reflection of this unique region. Exhibiting chalk, mineral, lime and passion fruit, this much maligned variety is a stand out, serious wine. We endeavour through meticulous viticulture and wine production sympathetic to the vintage conditions to produce a wine that will express varietal characters in tune with its sense of place Winemaking is geared toward producing a wine that is well balanced, lively, well structured, has great cellaring potential and most importantly drinkable.

Wine Specs
Vintage : 2017 Varietal : Riesling Appellation : Mount Barker Alcohol %12
Kim Tyrer
Tuesday, 18 September 2018
I am an avowed Shiraz drinker normally, however, this drop (and the 2104), has me thinking what Christmas lunch will be like without it (or the Muller). Fruity, classy, not watery at all. A party in my mouth...you might just have me drinking more white someday........I had to open a bottle prior to Christmas to prove this......
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