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2016

Schild Estate Riesling

Riesling

Barossa Valley

12.5 Alcohol

Introduction

Ed Schild purchased the Tweedies Gully vineyard in 1977, noting that with its westerly aspect, high altitude and sandy loam soils, the vineyard was a perfect fit for premium Riesling production. Taking advantage of the cooling afternoon gully winds, particularly in the summer, the vineyard, whilst located on the Barossa Valley side of the line, shows a number of characteristics more akin to its close neighbour, Eden Valley. We can't imagine life before we made Riesling from this unique patch of Barossa dirt! A mild December and January with cool nights saw ideal conditions prevail toward the end of the 2016 growing season. The result was a measured pace of ripening which ensured the balanced development of sugar and flavours in the fruit along with the retention of natural grape acid. A particularly strong year for Riesling. Enjoy anytime before 2024 at 8C.


How it looks

Pale lemon green.

How it smells

Aromas of lemon, lime powder-puff sherbet and a slight mineral hint are supported by some subtle floral notes.

How it tastes

A delicate, almost "pretty", mouthfeel with those ever present flavours of lemon and lime citrus showing prominently on the palate. These are accompanied by supporting flavours of mineral bath salts and a slight spice presence. The wine finishes clean long and balanced.

Recommended food pairing

Spicy Thai chicken and coconut soup.

2016Schild Estate Riesling

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