2019 McGuigan Cellar Select Hilltops Riesling

2019 McGuigan Cellar Select Hilltops Riesling

Item No. 1710326-1
3.1 out of 5 Customer Rating
Lifted floral aromas with hints of tea rose and orange blossom, vibrant citrus characters and a long, persistent finish.
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Bottle (750ml) Limited Offer
$22.00
Lifted floral aromas with hints of tea rose and orange blossom, vibrant citrus characters and a long, persistent finish.
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Light Bodied

Light Bodied

Premium Parcel

Premium Parcel

Dry

Dry

Overview

Like most of Australia conditions throughout the Hilltops, the 2019 growing season was generally on the drought side of the spectrum. The conditions were exceedingly dry and this was coupled with a long hot summer. Due to the nature of the season, the grapes ripened early in the piece and the crops along with extraction rates were low. The fruit was machine harvested at night and transported to our Hunter Valley Winery where it was processed via a tank press into a stainless steel vessel. The juice was immediately clarified and inoculated with the classical yeast strain DV10. The wine received a light fining with casein and was held at minus 4 degrees prior to filtration and despatch to bottling.
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Varietal
Riesling
Region
Hilltops, NSW
Peak Drinking
Drink now or enjoy over 5 years.
Winemaker
Peter Hall
Alcohol Volume
12%
pH
2.90
Residual Sugar
3.7
Total Acidity
7.0

Tasting Notes

Aroma

On the floral side of the spectrum with a delicate rose petal and orange blossom aroma. At 2 years old there is a hint of the complex terpenes that Riesling is known for.

Palate

A well balanced medium weight wine with delicate flavour weight and refreshing acidity. The wine has a long persistent finish.

Food Pairing

Fish

Fish

Spicy Food

Spicy Food

Shellfish

Shellfish