2016 Clem Blanc
The second release of our Estate Grown field blend comprising of:
– 50% Riesling
– 30% Grüner Veltliner
– 15% Pinot Gris
– 3% Pinot Blanc
– 2% Gewürztraminer
Sourced from our close-planted vineyards (5208-7700 vines/ha).
Handpicked together at very low yields with intense concentration of flavours, the grapes were whole bunch pressed, with some parcels crushed and left on skins for 48 hours. The varieties were co-fermented with wild yeasts, and maturated in old 500 litre puncheons, and kept on lees for 5 months. 15% of the wine went through malolactic fermentation.
A complex wine, with aromatics of golden delicious apple, yellow peach, and pink musk stick, with savoury notes of white pepper, celery and wet slate. The palate follows with Nashi pear, yellow peach, finger lime, and spice, complemented by creamy lees-derived texture, and refreshing natural acidity. Bottled September 2016.
4500 bottles produced. Alc.12.5% Cellar up to 2022 $38Buy Now