2021 Gundog Estate Yarra Valley Riesling

2021 Gundog Estate Yarra Valley Riesling

Riesling

Yarra Valley, VIC

Medium bodied, offers a wide array of citrus led aromas and flavours.

From $35.00 per bottle

    Description

    Our first Yarra Valley Riesling was released in 2020; a wine we produced to offset the smoke tainted crop losses from the same season. Pleasingly, response to this wine was so strong that we made the decision to make it a more permanent addition to the Gundog Riesling family. The 2021 Yarra Valley season was cool, delivering an extended ripening period, which has produced another bright and bold example of the style – one that sits in fabulous contrast to its Canberra-born siblings.

    We treated the fruit in much the same way as our prior releases; only taking the first 500 litres per ton of free-run juice, which we then fined and racked clean, prior to fermentation with a neutral yeast (DV10). Despite taking a similar winemaking approach, the resulting 2021 Yarra Valley Riesling is a departure in style relative to our previous incarnations from the Canberra District, and we are particularly pleased with the outcome.

    Medium bodied, this vibrant young Riesling offers a wide array of citrus led aromas and flavours. The palate is generous, yet focussed, with a fine line of natural acidity delivering great length of flavour and promising a bright future. Drink now or after 3 to 5 years of careful cellaring.

    Wine Details

    • Region Yarra Valley
    • Type White Wine
    • Variety Riesling
    • Vegan Friendly
    • Alcohol Volume 12.8%
    • PH

      3.19

    • Acidity

      7.3

    • Sugar

      3.1

    • Closure ScrewCap
    • Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential

      3-5 years

    Description

    Our first Yarra Valley Riesling was released in 2020; a wine we produced to offset the smoke tainted crop losses from the same season. Pleasingly, response to this wine was so strong that we made the decision to make it a more permanent addition to the Gundog Riesling family. The 2021 Yarra Valley season was cool, delivering an extended ripening period, which has produced another bright and bold example of the style – one that sits in fabulous contrast to its Canberra-born siblings.

    We treated the fruit in much the same way as our prior releases; only taking the first 500 litres per ton of free-run juice, which we then fined and racked clean, prior to fermentation with a neutral yeast (DV10). Despite taking a similar winemaking approach, the resulting 2021 Yarra Valley Riesling is a departure in style relative to our previous incarnations from the Canberra District, and we are particularly pleased with the outcome.

    Medium bodied, this vibrant young Riesling offers a wide array of citrus led aromas and flavours. The palate is generous, yet focussed, with a fine line of natural acidity delivering great length of flavour and promising a bright future. Drink now or after 3 to 5 years of careful cellaring.

    Wine Details

    • Region Yarra Valley
    • Type White Wine
    • Variety Riesling
    • Vegan Friendly
    • Alcohol Volume 12.8%
    • PH

      3.19

    • Acidity

      7.3

    • Sugar

      3.1

    • Closure ScrewCap
    • Peak Drinking / Cellaring Potential

      3-5 years