Wines / Quails' Gate / Dry Riesling

Dry Riesling

The 2015, is another classic example of our Quails’ Gate Riesling. It is crisp, dry and refreshing with wonderfully balanced acidity. Our Riesling is made from our estate vines that are over 30 years old. True Riesling lovers will appreciate this wines cellaring potential which will allow the acids to soften over time and integrate with the rich Riesling flavours.

Tasting & Pairing

The wine is dry, vibrant and zesty. On the nose you will find aromas of intense lime, white flowers, stone fruit and wet stones. The well balanced palate combines intense citrus flavours with a hint of spice, leading to a long and refreshing finish. We would recommend pairing with tuna tataki, Vietnamese salad rolls or any summer vegetable salad.

Winemaking

Our Riesling vines are more than 30 years old which is evident in the increasing complexity in this wine. Deep roots extend into the subsoils of the Boucherie Mountain slopes resulting in mineral and slate notes to the fruit. The wine was pressed, racked clean and then underwent a long, cool, controlled ferment for over four weeks. Classic aged Riesling characteristics will develop in the bottle over the next two to three years, but for those with the discipline, cellaring for seven to ten years will showcase how truly exceptional this Riesling can be.

Technical Notes & Pricing

Alc by volume: 12.5 %
Total acidity: 7.5 g/l
Residual sweetness: 6.9 g/l
Sweetness code: 0
SKU code: 308312
UPC code: 778856115024
Date bottled: February, 2016
Case volume: 5,300

Winery Retail Price: $15.00
Wine Club Member Price: $13.50