'Rizza' Riesling

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Vintage2011
Alcohol9.0 %
pH2.86
TA7.37 g/l

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Grape Variety100% Riesling
Vineyard SoilsLoam over clay (Nuriootpa)
Vine AgeRiesling planted 1965
GIBarossa Valley
Summary

Rizza is made from 100% estate grown Riesling. It is a refreshing, semi-sweet style of wine that is low in alcohol and perfect to enjoy with spicy foods or equally as a drink by itself.  It is an interesting wine that appeals to even those who don’t do sweet styles.

Rizza is what many locals in the Barossa Valley refer to as “Riesling” and also is a turn of phrase for “palate cleanser.”

Vinification

Hand-picked fruit then whole bunch pressed, cold settled then fermented with natural yeast. Cloudy juice fermented warm to promote texture and shape. Lightly filtered.

Colour

Light straw with some green hues.

Nose

These aromas demand attention. Tropical notes with bright guava, mango, pineapple and lychee. Hints of rose water and floral notes.

Palate

The tropical theme continues onto the palate. It’s refreshingly sweet and light.

Notes

Enjoy this wine with spicy foods, fresh fruit and cheese or dessert. Serve it really cold as a refreshing aperitif on a hot day or have it as a cleanser between drinks.

Reviews

  • 88 Points James Halliday Australian Wine Companion 2013