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've been conducting a winemaking debate about nature vs nurture. In winemaking, which is best?
Made from exactly the same grapes as ODEON Riesling, the artistic framework here is nurture; to use all the winemaking tools available to tweak and tinker in the chase for perfection.
From 2021, our 12th vintage, this is a wine that fills us with pride. It's a reflection of 11 previous years of study, review and analysis of the areas to improve. Those small adjustments have once again yielded tangible improvement from previous releases.
Let it take you to a place with fresh seafood, blue skies and freedom we've known prior to 2020.
Royal Adelaide Wine Show 2021
It starts with the straw green colour. A giveaway of what's to come. Jasmine, Kafir Lime, Lemon Curd and white flowers aromatically. It's zesty and zippy. Electric. As Sweet Tahitian lime rears up, you get Granny Smith Apple flavour and acidity. Immediately crunchy, the acidity braces you for the tightly wound mineral palate layered with Bickford's brown lime juice a whisper of pineapple, and the earthy lift of bee pollen. The potential longevity of Riesling is apparent here, but equally, the balance allows for a rewarding young wine.
Where it comes from
- Single Vineyard
- Planted 2000
- Elevation 440m
- E/W orientation.
- Grower: Greg Bryksy
- Production: 8964 bottles
- Label Art: @shazhong
What we did to it
- Harvest date: 22nd February 2021
- Long [approx 8 week], cool, controlled fermentation.
- Temperature held at 13-16C
- 100% stainless steel.
- We do not use fining agents to polish our Riesling as it's our philosophy that slight 'imperfections' are the essence of character, in wine as in life.
What we match it with?
It's pretty simple. Our owner and founder, 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.