R/18 - Riesling
R/18 - Riesling
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R/18 - Riesling

WE THINK RIESLING SHOULD FEEL LIKE THAT FIRST SWIM OF THE SUMMER. IT JOLTS YOU AND ALMOST IMMEDIATELY IS LINGERING AND REFRESHING.

Here at Vinteloper we're having a debate about nature vs nurture. In winemaking which is best? Made from exactly the same grapes as ODEON Riesling, the artistic framework here is nuture; to use all the tools available to tweak and tinker in the chase for perfection. From 2018 this is a wine that fills us with pride, as those small adjustments yield tangible improvements from previous releases. It's that last 2% that is the hardest to achieve.
Layer upon layer of mineral, crunch, lime & florals, highlighted by the searing natural acidity reinforces the potential longevity of Riesling. 

LET IT TAKE YOU TO A PLACE WITH FRESH SEAFOOD, BLUE SKIES AND FRIENDS LAUGHING. 

WHERE IT COMES FROM
  • Single Vineyard
  • Planted 2000
  • Elevation 440m
  • E/W orientation. 
  • Grower: Greg Bryksy
  • Production: 436 dozen
  • Label Art: @shazhong
WHAT WE DID TO IT
  • Harvest date: 2nd March 2018 (2 weeks earlier than the previous harvest)
  • Long [approx 8 week], cool, controlled fermentation.
  • Temperature held at 11-14C
  • 100% stainless steel. 
WHAT WE MATCH IT WITH?
  • It's pretty simple. Our owner and winemaker, David, has parents who have an Oyster farm called Pacific Estate Oysters. Nothing beats drinking Riesling from an Oyster shell after you've just slammed a freshly shucked, creamy and salty Pacific Oyster.