2021 Zig Zag Rd. Riesling
Notes of: 1 wine fairy, 3 extraordinary friends, 25 disobedient ducks & a billion microorganisms
A classic Zig Zag Rd. dry riesling, with aromatic notes including lime and pear.
The grapes were picked early in the season due to mildew pressure, giving it a driving acid and a crispness to cut through a sunny day (or spicy food!). We cold soaked the grape juice in its skins for 24 hours to give a little texture and a beautiful straw colour, then pressed off skins into stainless steel.
The must (juice) fermented on its natural yeasts, and the ferment was cool and slow to celebrate the aromas. There’s a small level of residual sugar to balance the acid, but starts and finishes as a dry wine.
It’s clarified and fined (vegan friendly) to create a fresh, classic Australian style riesling characteristic of the coolest wine growing region on the mainland.