2016 Heroes Vineyard Riesling

Otway Ranges, VIC

A perfectly made Kabinett style riesling... - James Halliday



A perfectly made Kabinett style riesling...

James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion

About The Wine

This is a very good example of medium-sweet Riesling from one of James Halliday's Top Ten Best New Wineries for 2018.

James Thomas, owner/vigneron at Heroes Vineyard in Geelong, picks this quite early when the acidity and minerality in his Riesling fruit are at their peak.

He's looking for luscious fruit to balance out that searing acidity, much the same way that the great Rieslings of Germany rely on this balancing act.

He's been very successful in his 2016 release.

Heroes Vineyard
Heroes Vineyard
Otway Ranges, VIC
Additional Info

From The Producer

Picked at 11.9be on the 3rd March. Yield: 1.9kg per vine / 2.4 tons per acre. Fermented with indigenous yeast in stainless steel - then cooled to arrest ferment before completion.

Bottled without fining. This wine is a semi sweet style. 

Blend : Riesling (100%)
ABV : 7.40%
Drink Until : 2030
Bottle Size : 750ml
Production : 311 dozen

Heroes vineyard
Heroes vineyard
Geelong, VIC
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

Halliday Wine Companion

"Hand-picked at 11.9 degrees C baume, whole bunch-pressed, wild yeast fermentation arrested at 69g/l residual sugar, titratable acidity of 8.4g/l and a pH of 2.9. A perfectly made Kabinett style riesling, the acidity precisely balanced by the residual sugar, leaving the wine to revel in its lime juice flavour set. I'll drink this anywhere, any time." - James Halliday (Halliday Wine Companion)


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