Skillogalee - Riesling 2011-13South Australian Wine
On the nose it is all lively fresh lime and lifted floral aromas with a touch of perfumed aromatics. The palate has intense citrus fruit flavours balanced by a refreshing, tight acidity giving a crisp, dry, lingering finish. Drink now with seafood or white meat dishes or cellar for about 7 to 10 years.
The grapes for this dry riesling were grown on low-yielding vines, on the highest slopes of the Skillogalee estate (about 500 metres above sea level). The family-owned vineyard is managed in accordance with sustainable farming practice, with minimal water usage. Vintage 2008 was cool throughout February allowing for great development of flavour. March, however, was hot and ripeness was achieved very quickly indeed.
The 2009 riesling was made on-site at Skillogalee's new winery. The fruit was processed in small individual parcels as each contour (block) reached its optimum flavour ripeness. This was extremely important in this difficult and dramatic vintage, allowing us to vary winemaking and processing techniques to suit the characteristics of each particular parcel of fruit. Each parcel was then vinified separately to enhance its individual highlights before blending immediately prior to bottling.