Riesling King Valley Victoria
Chrismont excel in the vinification of pure, high altitude varietal wines, into the most articulate expression of terroir and growing season as it influences the character of grape, through a synergy of traditional and modern techniques. The variations from one vintage to the next are particularly relevant in a higher altitude, cool climate growing region such as King Valley. Parcels from premiere estate vineyards at Whitfield and Cheshunt, are assembled into a juicily fragrant Riesling wine of generous palate length, sound structure and winsome varietal charm.
Very low disease pressure and perfect slow ripening conditions are the norm around the Chrismont vineyards. Fruit is harvested during the early hours of morning and directly transported to the winery. Grapes are loaded into a membrane press where the delicate free run juice is allowed to drain using low pressures with minimal movement to reduce phenolic extraction. The juices are allowed to settle over forty eight hours to clarify before being racked for fermentation. With a meagre amount of sugar remaining, the vinification is arrested and the wine allowed to clarify. Individual batches are selected to achieve the right balance of texture and flavours before assembling into the final wine.
Light straw with greenish hues. Honeysuckle, lemon and lime on the bouquet. Citrus and tropical fruit on the palate are carried by a great acid structure giving good flavour length, an attractive wine while young, will continue to develop subtle toast and honey complexity. An exquisite white wine, perfect as the most congenial aperitif, a delight alongside dover sole.