Final Stocks Petaluma Riesling MAGNUM
Riesling Clare South Australia
One of the new world's most distinguished Riesling, a sophisticated effort, floral and delicate and poised, Petaluma displays refreshing lemon and lime characters coupled with a wonderful balance which has been the hallmark of this elite vineyard since the inaugural 1979 vintage. At 1670 feet above sea level, Hanlin Hill is magnificent for its higher elevation and superior exposure to the cooling afternoon sea breezes. Another great edition in a long succession of superb Clare Valley Rieslings from the distinguished Vineyard at Hanlin Hill.
Available in cartons of three
Hand picked Riesling is delivered to Petaluma for immediate processing. The bunches are de-stemmed, crushed and chilled to less than 5C then treated to Willmes tank presses. The free run juice is cold settled for a natural clarification then racked to fermentation tanks and inoculated. Fermentation is monitored over several weeks at temperatures of 10°C to 13°C rising to 17°C over the last few grams of sugar. The wine is chilled to below 0°C and the yeast allowed to settle. A gentle filtration retains all the fruit, dulcet aromas and lavish flavours.
Pale golden straw. A delicate, floral wine displaying minerality and lemon lime perfumes. Forward, mouth filling and generous, exceptional depth of layered fruit and distinctive characters abound, a seductive mouthful of bosc pear and white peaches, lime and green tea flavours. The passionfruit, pear and apple expressions are backed up by lovely intense lemon-limes with a slatey, minerality that lingers long and dry upon a highly polished finish.