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Citrus floral notes, complex aromas of sweet jasmine, lemon lime and an underlying nuttiness. The wine is voluptuous and generous, with a zing of lemon sherbet. Balanced and elegant, the palate is softened by the residual sugar which delicately offsets the acidity, giving length and structure. This is a very approachable food-friendly Riesling which can be enjoyed now or over the next five years.
Aussie winemaker Martin Cooper arrived at a Catholic monastery in upper Mosel valley via stints in Western Australia, Burgundy and the Finger Lakes, among others. Kloster Ebernach’s organically farmed vineyards (and in biodynamic conversion), in the coolest northern extremes of the Mosel, have been in continuous winegrowing use since 1673 and Martin is combining that heritage and exceptional terroir with a modern, intrepid energy. Each and every Riesling here brings something different to the party, and those the most exciting thing of all is Martin’s only just scratching the surface of what’s possible in this remarkable selection of old vineyards.
The grapes were grown on the deep gravels of the Waipara Valley, hand selected chilled overnight before being whole bunch pressed. Waipara’s dry mid-autumn during 2010 meant botrytis did not develop in the Riesling vineyards. As a result we have lime and lemon zest on the nose with a pure acid to finish.
With more texture and complexity than the pure styles of Riesling in the Framingham range, the Old Vine Riesling is a deliciously balanced old-world style. Hand-harvested, bunch pressed with no juice clarification, and fermented with uninoculated yeasts, before leaving it on lees for 11 months ahead of bottling. The result is a harmonious mix of mandarin and ripe apple. Harmless crystals may form in the bottle.