The grapes were grown on a mineral-rich seam of weathered stones. 2009 was an excellent season for riesling with warm days but cool nights, leading to excellent ripeness with good natural acidity. Carefully selected fruit, from which this was made contained 30% or more of beautifully raisined, nobly botrytic berries.
The Wine has a rich array of aromas and flavours. Impressions of peach and nectarine intermingle with those of guava, passion-fruit, lemon and lime. Honeysuckle and wild-flower honey elements are added by the noble botrytis. It is concentrated and powerful in the mouth but yet refined and elegant. There is a spine of minerality and lively acidity, providing a perfect foil to its lusciousness and drawing out its length. With careful cellaring over the next decade or two other fascinating nuances should develop, including apricot and mandarin-like flavours.
Wine is a natural health food