Hochkirch Riesling 2017
- Vegan Suitable
- Certified Biodynamic
RegionHenty, Western Districts, VIC
This is an intense style of Riesling with vibrant acidity and a minerally centre. Crunchy green apple and floral aromas, the palate has a tingling texture and lovely weight. Flavours of crisp pear and floral blossom.
"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
As usual, a standout Riesling from Hochkirch, aging over 10-12 years will be rewarded.
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 high-density and are dry farmed (no irrigation) and no synthetic fungicides, pesticides or fertilisers are used. Long slow fermentation, natural yeasts, no filtration, minimal intervention and additives. 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|