Hochkirch Riesling 2012

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  • Certified Biodynamic
  • Vegan Suitable


Winery/Brand: Hochkirch


This is a Riesling to savour, vibrant nose of citrus; limes and cumquat, and maybe a hint of apple. On the palate it is mouth-watering and generously mouth-filling at the same time, with a roundness of acid. Alsacian in style, sophisticated but approachable.

"Riesling is the most complex and noble of white wines, demanding intellectual engagement. It flourishes in our cold climate and high iron basalt soils." John Nagorcka - Hochkirch

James Halliday - 91 pts - winecompanion.com.au



The Story

Long slow fermentation, natural yeasts, no filtration, minimal intervention and additives.

Hochkirch Riesling 2012
Hochkirch vineyard lies on a north facing slope 250 m. above sea level along an elevated plateau running southwest from Dunkeld at the foot of the Grampians in far south west Victoria. The vines are not irrigated and no synthetic fungicides, pesticides or fertilizers are used; currently the Nagorckas are certified bio-dynamic by Demeter.

Vineyard is high-density planted and dry grown.
1.5 Hectares of Riesling.
7g/l residual.
Certified Biodynamic by Demeter.

Aussie riesling winners: Pewsey Vale, Hochkirch, Lehmann, Brown Brothers and more

Biodynamically grown:2012 Hochkirch Riesling, Henty Vic, $34. Really lively riesling: full of vibrant yellow citrus tang.


The Specs

Wine TypeWhite
RegionHenty, Western Districts, VIC
Alcohol %11.9
Certified BiodynamicYes
Vegan SuitableYes
Wild Yeast FermentationYes
ClosureCork (natural)
PackagingGlass Bottle