Hochkirch Riesling 2016

 

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  • Certified Biodynamic
  • Vegan Suitable
  • Winery
  • Region
    Henty, Western Districts, VIC
  • Grapes
    Riesling
This is a Riesling to savour, vibrant nose of citrus & pear, with a floral blossom note. On the palate there is a steeliness, indicative of the region, following with pear and lime characters and a honeyed richness. Bright natural acidity gives a texture and length, with some roundness towards the finish. Alsatian 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

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 dry farmed (no irrigation) and no synthetic fungicides, pesticides or fertilisers are used; certified bio-dynamic by Demeter.

Long slow fermentation, natural yeasts, no filtration, minimal intervention and additives. Vineyard is high-density planted and dry farmed.  1.5 Hectares of Riesling. Certified Biodynamic by Demeter.

Australia's top 20 rieslings - Gourmet Traveller Review Feb 2017

2016 Hochkirch, Henty, Vic, $35 - Riesling with texture and length

Previous vintages of this Demeter-certified biodynamic riesling have often displayed particularly delicious ripe fruit flavours, but the 2016 dials those characters up to 11: it's bursting with soft ripe pear and peach, and has an almost honeyed richness while all the time retaining crucial fresh, balancing acidity. 

 

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.

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/life/food-wine//aussie-riesling-winners-pewsey-vale-hochkirch-lehmann-brown-brothers-and-more/story-e6frg8jo-1227186696199

(SKU: 1601)

Wine Type White
Vintage 2016
Alcohol % 11.9
Grapes Riesling
Region Henty, Western Districts, VIC
Volume 750mL
Packaging Glass Bottle
Closure Cork (natural)
Certified Biodynamic Yes
Vegan Suitable Yes
Wild Yeast Fermentation Yes

Australia's top 20 rieslings - Gourmet Traveller Review Feb 2017

2016 Hochkirch, Henty, Vic, $35 - Riesling with texture and length

Previous vintages of this Demeter-certified biodynamic riesling have often displayed particularly delicious ripe fruit flavours, but the 2016 dials those characters up to 11: it's bursting with soft ripe pear and peach, and has an almost honeyed richness while all the time retaining crucial fresh, balancing acidity. 

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