Selected bunches in our Riesling block were identified as having exceptional flavour and acid structure. Following selective hand-picking in the vineyard, the juice was cold fermented at 12 °C. Constant tasting towards the end of ferment to find a balance point between flavour, sugar, and acidity, resulted in the fermentation being arrested at 24 grams of sugar/litre at a final alcohol level of 9 %, hence “924” Riesling.
As this wine has elevated natural acidity, the wine can sustain an “off-dry” level of sugar without tasting overtly sweet. In fact, the combination of flavour, acid, and residual sugar act synergistically to reveal a Riesling style with impeccable line and length, incredible palate structure and texture, and a finish that lingers for a very long time.
Crystal clean Riesling aromas of green apple and lime precede a gloriously balanced palate that is harmonious, focused, tight and classy. Lively palate flavours of freshly crushed lemon & lime, grapefruit, and a touch of pineapple explode in the mouth together with a nervy acid structure, finishing with a crispness and purity that lingers forever.
This wine has a slight spritz from preserving as much of the CO2 from fermentation, adding a zingy freshness to the palate.
As this wine has elevated natural acidity, it will age extremely well in the next 10+ years developing palate texture and complexity of flavour.
Fantastic Summer luncheon wine due to its low alcohol level, great as an aperitif, and perfect with Asian inspired seafood dishes with chilli and spice.
Only serve cold.
"Pale straw-green; a pristine and pure green apple and citrus blossom bouquet; the palate is taut, linear, fresh and long, with laser-like acidity and an almost dry and chalky finish, simply thrilling in its intensity; should age beautifully. 95 points" James Halliday, Australian Wine Companion 2013