Miramar, Riesling

DESCRIPTION:

"Miramar" means ocean view and refers to steep slopes, consisting of limestone and granite soils that overlook the Pacific Ocean. It is here where our Riesling Miramar is produced. The wine has gained international recognition during the last ten years and was included in the Top 20 Must Try Dry Rieslings in the World by Decanter Magazine in 2016.

Ratings
James Suckling: 2017: 90pts 2016: 90pts, 2015: 91pts, 2009: 92pts
Robert Parker: 2017: 92pts, 2012: 92pts, 2010: 91pts, 2007/08/09: 90pts
Wine & Spirits: 2009/07: 90pts, 2008: 91pts
​Decanter: 2015: 92pts, 2011: Must Try White Wine, 2009: 5 stars
Tim Atkin: 2018: 94pts, 2016: 91pts

WINEMAKING:

Grapes are sorted by hand allowing a small percentage of botrytis cinerea, leaving behind unwanted green materials. Whole bunch pressed gently for 3 hours. The juice is chilled down to 5 degrees for a day and then racked off the lees. It ferments at 12°C with Anchor yeast for 3-4 weeks. Wine is fermented to dryness. No acid addition or fining products.

TASTING NOTES:

COLOR Pale to straw yellow.

NOSE The nose shows a range of intense youthful aromas of green lemon, and orange blossom with elegant aromas of refined petrol.

PALATE The palate is perfectly balanced with a mouth-watering natural acidity and stunning minerality. This all goes together with a persistent and long finish.

 

DETAILS

SOIL TYPE: Granite
VINES: 17 years old, 4km away from the Pacific Ocean with average temperatures of 15°C.
ABV: 13%
PH: 3.05
Sulfites: Yes
Suggested Retail Price: