Hochkirch 2008 Riesling



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Winery/Brand: Hochkirch


The wine is very pale yellow and the nose positively exudes lemon, spice and peach/apricot stonefruit. Palate opens with a salty minerality followed by fresh riesling fruit with nervy acid all of which continue into a long finish with our typical fruit sweetness

Riesling is the most complex and noble of white wines, demanding intellectual engagement. It flourishes in our cold climate and high iron basalt soils. A generous crop in 2008 yielded 500 cases.



The Story

Long slow fermentation, natural yeasts, no filtration, minimal intervention and additives.
Another dry winter was followed by a wet spring then a mild summer helping our deep rooted vines avoid moisture stress in March. Another precocious vintage saw Riesling hand-picked on the 24 of March at perfect ripeness. De-stemmed fruit was pressed then settled for 48 hours without enzymes (or anything else!) then racked to wild ferment which finally finished in November. Falling bright with gravity our wines are neither fined nor filtered and the 08 Riesling was bottled by hand on 5 December 2008 using high quality natural cork.

The Specs

RegionHenty, Western Districts, VIC
PackagingGlass Bottle