2014 MadFish Riesling 1.5L Magnum

  • 2014 MadFish Riesling 1.5L Magnum

    2014 MadFish Riesling 1.5L Magnum 14-MDF-RIXX-UKE3M

    Wine overview

    • Variety
      Riesling
    • Region
      100% Great Southern
    • Cellaring
      This wine will drink wonderfully from a very young age, but like all good Rieslings it will develop intriguing secondary characters as it ages, allowing for toasty flavours to compliment the primary fruit. Given correct storage this wine will reward cellaring for two to four years.

    A West Australian Classic! Lively, steely green tinges with a fragrant blend of limes, apples and tropical passion fruit flavours.

    Reviews

    “A brilliant, high-quality riesling at an amazingly good price, this is lively, bright and lemony with a delicate texture and delightful purity. It’s a versatile dry white of real class.”

    Jamie Goode

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    "“Young but tasted in February was drinking very well. Slight green tinge to the colour, hint of lime on the nose and riesling flavours starting to develop as it crosses the palate. 90 now, not sure how many to come but at least three and worth $18.”

    90 points - Tony Keys

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    Technical Notes

    The 2014 growing season in the Great Southern of Western Australia was favourable for the production of great wine.
    All sub regions experienced warm to hot conditions throughout the vintage period. Hot spells in March intensified the effect of little spring and summer rain. Soil moisture remained low and only the cooler south facing vineyard sites received some reprieve off the southern ocean. This relief was limited as the seasonal onshore streams that deliver cooler conditions across the region, were weaker than normal.
    The warm and dry conditions ensured ripeness was achieved in all varieties.
    2014 has delivered riesling with ripe fruit flavours and a mineral, linear acidity.

    Winemaking
    The MadFish rielsing is a blend from the three main sub regions of the Great Southern. Each sub-region delivers fruit with different flavour profiles that contribute to the final blend. Mount Barker’s; rich pomme fruits and Frankland’s ripe citrus are gently bridled by the Porongurup’s fine mineral acidity.
    Picked at 11.5 – 12..0 baume and made in our Denmark winery, each parcel is fermented separately to allow the winemakers the annual challenge of blending each batch to find the right balance of fruit weight & consistent style. All ferments are carried out in stainless steel tanks with a cool, controlled fermentation at 12-14 C to promote the natural fruit flavour and fine aromatics of riesling.

    Analysis:

    Alcohol: 12.5% v/v, Acidity: 7.6 g/lt, pH 3.0, Residual Sugar 4 g/lt.

    Tasting Notes

    Crystalline, pale lime yellow in colour with a lifted citrus blossom and wet stone bouquet. The palate has a generous lemon curd and pomme fruit richness which is finished with a soft, talc-like mineral acidity.

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    Cellaring

    This wine can be enjoyed immediately or cellared to develop some more richness over the next year.


    Awards

    Vintage Award
    2012 Bronze Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition
    2010 Silver Medal - Perth Royal Wine Show
    2008 Silver Medal - Rutherglen Wine Show
    2008 Bronze Medal - Qantas Mount Barker Wine Show
    2007 Gold Medal - Rutherglen Wine Show
    2007 Bronze Medal - Qantas Mount Barker Wine Show
    2006 Gold Medal - Qantas Mount Barker Wine Show
    2006 Gold Medal - Rutherglen Wine Show
    2006 Silver Medal - San Francisco International Wine Show
    2006 Bronze Medal - Canberra International Riesling Challenge
    2004 Trophies (x3) - Qantas Mount Barker Wine Show
    2004 Bronze Medal - International Wine Challenge

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    Awards

    Bronze Medal - International Wine & Spirits Competition

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    $41.00 per magnum (inc GST)
    RRP: $38.00