Hochkirch Riesling 2016
- Vegan Suitable
- Certified Biodynamic
RegionHenty, Western Districts, VIC
"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.
|Region||Henty, Western Districts, VIC|
|Wild Yeast Fermentation||Yes|