Maximum Intervention

Riesling Orange Wine 2019

$29.95

TASTING & FOOD NOTES

Unfiltered with a slightly hazy appearance of amber honey moving to rust. The nose is amazingly complex with aromas of dried fruit, wildflower honey, orange zest and white pepper. On the palate there are intense flavours of apricots, persimmon, orange peel, roasted herbs and herbal tea, with some tannins and a slight bitterness, refreshed with delightful acidity. But the next smell and taste bring more aromas and flavours! The finish is long and complex with lingering tannins.

This wine will pair beautifully with an abundance of dishes from curries with aromatic spices to anything deep-fried or even spicy, but aromatic Mexican dishes.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Our first skin fermented white wine, we wanted to celebrate the work that went into creating this natural “Orange” Riesling, hence Maximum Intervention was born! The grapes were hand harvested from the Whitty Vineyard Corner block and transferred to a stainless steel fermenter, 2/3 being whole cluster with the last 1/3 destemmed to provide just enough juice to start fermentation. Pushdowns and pumpovers were done without aeration to prevent oxidation. The wine was kept in contact with the skins for four weeks before pressing. After another 6 months in stainless steel the wine was bottled with lees with only a small amount of SO2 added at bottling.

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TASTING & FOOD NOTES

Unfiltered with a slightly hazy appearance of amber honey moving to rust. The nose is amazingly complex with aromas of dried fruit, wildflower honey, orange zest and white pepper. On the palate there are intense flavours of apricots, persimmon, orange peel, roasted herbs and herbal tea, with some tannins and a slight bitterness, refreshed with delightful acidity. But the next smell and taste bring more aromas and flavours! The finish is long and complex with lingering tannins.

This wine will pair beautifully with an abundance of dishes from curries with aromatic spices to anything deep-fried or even spicy, but aromatic Mexican dishes.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Our first skin fermented white wine, we wanted to celebrate the work that went into creating this natural “Orange” Riesling, hence Maximum Intervention was born! The grapes were hand harvested from the Whitty Vineyard Corner block and transferred to a stainless steel fermenter, 2/3 being whole cluster with the last 1/3 destemmed to provide just enough juice to start fermentation. Pushdowns and pumpovers were done without aeration to prevent oxidation. The wine was kept in contact with the skins for four weeks before pressing. After another 6 months in stainless steel the wine was bottled with lees with only a small amount of SO2 added at bottling.

Appellation

VQA Creek Shores

Vineyard

100% Whitty Vineyard Corner Block

Grape Variety

100% Riesling

Brix at Harvest

20.1

Alcohol Content

11.9%

Residual Sugar

3 grams/Litre

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