2023 Stargazer Single Vineyard Riesling
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2023 Stargazer Single Vineyard Riesling

$34. 99
$419.88 Dozen
ABV: 12%
Closure: Stelvin

The 2023 Single Vineyard Riesling delicately balances between being 'dry' and 'off-dry' (8.6g/l grams residual sugar), and achieves a remarkable equilibrium between acidity and fruitiness. All the grapes for this wine come from a single vineyard located in the Tea Tree sub-region of Coal River, which was planted on dark clay in 2004 with a vineyard density of 5000 vines per hectare. The grapes are carefully hand-picked, destemmed, and then undergo 8 hours of skin contact maceration before being pressed and transferred to tanks for fermentation. Fermentation is halted when the ideal sugar-to-acid balance is achieved, and the wine is left on lees for several months, with gentle stirring every two weeks.

Other Reviews....
Fine riesling, verging on exceptional. Aromas of granny smith granita, lime sherbet, ginger and spiced quince. The acidity, a juicy balancing beam as the wine twists, turns and meanders across the wave of fruit intensity, staining the cheeks. A judicious dollop of sugar, draped across the finish mitigates severity, while promoting juiciness. Super length. Drink or hold. Screw cap.
94 Points
Ned Goodwin MW - JamesSuckling.com