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Limited Release Mixed Riesling Pack

Limited Release Mixed Riesling Pack

Join us in welcoming our latest wine to the fold and get ready for spring at the same time.  

For the month of August, we have curated a limited release mixed six pack of new and cellared Poacher’s Ridge Rieslings.

  • 2 x 2017 Riesling (New release)
  • 1 x 2014 Riesling
    – 95Pts (Halliday)
    – 95Pts (Ray Jordan)
    – Runner Up ‘Best Riesling’ — Ray Jordan 2015.
  • 2 x 2007 Riesling
    – 94 points (Halliday)
    – Gold Mt Barker Wine Show
    – Silver Perth Royal Show
  • 1 x 2009 Late Harvest Riesling

Price $150 including shipping (RRP $174).

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Tasting Notes:

Riesling 2017
West of the old town of Narrikup is where you’ll find Poacher’s Ridge. This is rich, prehistoric country; a country shaped by ancient granite and the cool Southern Ocean winds. A land that bends backs, but gives back ten-fold – if you listen closely.

Lime and grapefruit juice flavours impart a minerality unique to these ancient lands. Tightly wound, the wine is dry; light to medium in body. It is a wine destined to age gracefully with cellaring. 

2014 Riesling
A dry, light bodied style of Riesling with a fresh acid structure and purity of fruit running through the core of the wine. Flavours of lime and grapefruit juice abound with a very balanced and persistent finish.

    Aromas of lime juice and grapefruit with lifted floral notes and orange blossom on the nose.  A dry, light bodied style of Riesling with a fresh acid structure and purity of fruit running through the core of the wine. Flavours of lime and grapefruit juice abound with a very balanced and persistent finish.

    95pts — James Halliday, 2016 Australian Wine companion.

    95pts — Ray Jordan, 2015 WA Wine Guide.

    Runner Up ‘Best Riesling’ — Ray Jordan, 2015 WA Wine Guide.

    • 2007 Riesling
    • 2009 Late Harvest Riesling

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    Release of Poacher's Ridge 2017 Riesling

    Release of Poacher's Ridge 2017 Riesling

    Starting with beautiful floral aromatics on the nose, on the palate our 2017 Riesling is dry with a light-to-medium body and showing lime and grapefruit juice flavours.  The colour is surprisingly straw given the wine has just been bottled.  Sugar and acid are balanced like a circus performer on a tightrope.  

    The relatively light weight of the wine and its refreshing acidity would pair well with seafood; (crab or white fish); duck or chicken; or a spicy Asian dish (like Nasi Goreng or anything packed with ginger).

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    To celebrate the latest release of one of our hallmark wines, we have pulled together a limited release mixed Riesling pack.

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    Vintage Report

    Vintage Report

    While hand harvesting allows us to fully control the quality of grapes that we crush, it also means that the vintage is a slower and more considered process.

    There was intermittent rain during the 2017 ripening season together with long periods of high humidity and lower daytime temperatures. This extend the development time of the flavour compounds in the fruit and greatly exposed the grapes to the risk of botrytis infection and bird damage.

    Identifying the window of opportunity to harvest becomes one of the most important decisions of vintage.  Leaving the fruit on the vine longer to allow slightly more fruit and tannin development can backfire if daytime temperatures remain low and rain or botrytis sets in. 

    Despite the significant challenges Riesling and Marsanne achieved the desired sugar, flavour and acid balance at the end of March. The Riesling and Marsanne yields were the highest that Poachers Ridge has witnessed in recent years which is a blessing as they both sell out very quickly each year.

    Unfortunately, we experienced significant bird and botrytis damage throughout the Viognier, Merlot and Malbec. Only small quantities of Viognier and Malbec were picked. The Malbec has been co-fermented with our Cabernet Sauvignon as we seek to introduce newer levels of complexity to our range of wines. The Viognier (2-3%) has been co-fermented with the Shiraz and appears to have the makings of a truly remarkable wine.

     

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