From the West Cape Howe website: http://www.westcapehowewines.com.au
The Riesling fruit was harvested from our Langton vineyard (Mt Barker) in the first few days of March.A close eye was kept on the vineyards leading up to picking as there had been some unseasonably cool and wet days, though picking the Riesling relatively early ensured the fruit was in excellent conditionwith perfect analysis. Only the free run juice was selected for this Riesling and carefully fermented at cool temperatures with a selected yeast to enhance the aromatics andretain the delicate citrus andfloral fruit characters. Bottled as early as possible to retain maximum freshness.
COLOUR: Very bright & clear with a hint of a light green tinge.
AROMA: A fragrant nose with subtle orange blossom characters and aromas of sweet lemon rind and hints of spicy lime.
PALATE: Our ’16 Riesling is a very fine dry wine with the delicate, fresh fruit flavours typical of coolclimate grown fruit while being quite well rounded with a beautiful palate weight. It has delicate flavours of lemon sherbet and sweet limes with very light floral notes. With its fresh ‘zingy’ acidity it has good length of flavour and a crisp, clean finish.
Cellaring: This Riesling is approachable now and would be great as an aperitif or matched with any veryfresh seafood. It will also age beautifully and will develop some gorgeous bottle age complexity over the next 5 – 10 years.