2015 Lizzie Mock Riesling
Region: Clare Valley
Vineyard: A parcel of Riesling from a single vineyard in the Armagh Valley west of Clare.
Season Report: Generally, a warmer year for Clare, intermittent rainfall occurring between December and February assisting the ripening process with the valleys unique diurnal temperature variations slowing the process down and allowing the fruit to be hand-harvested at the optimum mix of flavour ripeness, sugar accumulation, and acid balance.
Winemaking: Picked in late March and allowed to ferment cool for three weeks before stopping its fermentation at just under 10 grams per litre.
Cellaring: A cellaring potential of at least 20 years is easily achievable.
Tasting Notes: Naturally retained grape sugar is perfectly balanced by the acid from this cool site giving the wine a slightly creamy texture, flavours of crisp green apples and pears with subtle tropical highlights.
Food Pairing Suggestion: A delicious wine well matched to a number of food dishes or enjoyed on its own.