2010 Sticks Botrytis Riesling 

Tasting Notes

Colour: Vibrant pale gold.
Aroma: Citrus honeysuckle, tangelo, apricot.
Palate: Lime, cumquat, toasty, luscious, balanced.

WINEMAKING

Harvested on 28th April 2010 at 17 Be. The botrytis infected fruit was loaded into the Bucher press and the juice pressed to tank and then chilled to 2 degrees. The cold juice was then pumped back into the press with the skins and held overnight to rehydrate the dehydrated fruit. Pressed again the following morning, the juice was then settled for 48 hours in tank.

The dark juice was racked into fermentation using a Sauternes yeast, sensitive to temperature. The fermentation was slow and consistent so we were able to stop the fermentation exactly where we wanted the sugar level. Chilling the ferment to 2 degrees arrested the alcoholic fermentation, leaving 156g/L residual sugar.
This sweetness balances with the acidity in the wine to leave a fresh, clean finish. Clarified and stabilised, then filtered and matured in tank before being bottled in November 2012.

Sticks Yarra Valley

$25.00 per bottle
VINTAGE
2010
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CLOSURE
Screw Cap
WINEMAKERS
Travis Bush & Tom Belford
VITICULTURIST
Darren Edwards
Vibrant pale gold
AROMA
Citrus honeysuckle, tangelo, apricot
Lime, cumquat, toasty, luscious, balanced.
GRAPE VARIETY
100% Riesling
GROWING AREA
Yea Valley
ALCOHOL %/VOL
8.0%
3.02
RESIDUAL SUGAR
156g/L
ACIDITY
8.42g/L
CELLAR POTENTIAL
Medium term cellaring of 3-5 years will see development of the Botrytis characters in the wine.