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  • Longview Epitome Late Harvest Riesling (375ml)  2016

A refreshing palate of peach and ripe citrus is followed by a wonderfully clean nish that will compliment most desserts and especially cheese. The wine has a pristine pale colour; the aroma has slight notes of golden delicious apple and orange blossom. This wine will continue to develop favourably over the next 3-5 years, gaining richness and complexity. 


Winemaking

2013 was a vintage with very low yields; the season was dry, mild and the Riesling was picked very late in the season. The steep southern slopes which house our Riesling grapes minimizes sun exposure which enables a long ripening period and maintains good natural acidity. In 2016, this resulted in amazing quality of fruit with intense favours and acid balance.

Initially treated in the vineyard as high-end dry Riesling to ensure good acid levels and early favour development, the grapes are then dried on the vine and handpicked very late in the season. After crushing/destemming it is cool fermented using sugar tolerant yeasts in stainless steel. The fermentation process for late harvest wines is slow due to the increased concentration in the initial must. The wine is then gently fined and filtered before bottling. 


In The Spotlight

Bronze Medal - 2017 Canberra International Riesling Challenge.

Bronze Medal - 2017 Royal Adelaide Wine Show.

Bronze Medal - 2017 Decanter Asia Wine Awards.

94 Points - Tony Love's Top 100 Wines 2017. "Lifted with expected exotica in a range from Kaffir lime to toast and marmalade, while the plalate is a bit more delicate, still with lime and natural acidity and more-ish with a light minerraly and spicy finish. Yum."

92 Points - Huon Hooke, The Real Review. "Full straw-yellow colour with tea-leafy, floral and preserved lemon aromas, some buttery toast notes, and a slight lift from volatile acidity. The wine is rich and sweet in the mouth, the palate backed by crisp and firm acidity, the finish balanced and cleansing rather than mawkish, thanks to the acidity. Very good."

Silver Medal - 2017 International Wine Challenge, Tranche 2. 

Bronze Medal - 2017 Decanter World Wine Awards.

93 Points - Martin Field. "Pale gold to the eye. A floral nose of young stone fruits and lime marmalade. The palate is velvety smooth with rich fruit sweetness balanced by lime/lemon-like tangy acidity. An excellent dessert style."


Varietal
Varietal 100% Riesling
Vintage
Vintage Year 2016
Bottling Date 14 Feb 2017
Winemaker
Winemaker Peter and Mark Saturno
Cases Produced
Cases Produced 600
Volume
Volume 375ml
Technical Details
Alcohol % 9.5%
RS (Residual Sugar) 189g/L
TA (Total acidity) 8.4g/L
pH value 3.11

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Longview Epitome Late Harvest Riesling (375ml) 2016

  • Producer: Longview Vineyard
  • Region: Adelaide Hills, Australia
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $25.00

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