Allan believes Riesling is one of the forgotten noble varieties. It ages extremely well, has plenty of fruit and matches a wide range of food.
Generations Riesling comes off our Moorlands block, planted in 1978. The vineyard is pruned to two canes and extensively crop thinned to bring this notoriously late ripening fruit harvest closer to the end of March. Although not overbearing, we encourage some botrytis in the vineyard which gives the wine extra orange and spice characters.
Once harvested the clean juice is inoculated and goes through a very cool ferment (8⁰C) in tank. Fermentation is then stopped by drastically dropping the temperature to retain some residual sweetness,
Limes and oranges and hints of botrytis are more evident in this wine with some great mouth filling citrus and apple flavours on the palate. The wine finishes with an easy drinking sweetness that gives length and structure. Serve chilled. Great match with hard cheese or seafood.