2015
Xabregas
'Mad Men of Riesling'
'Devolution'
Riesling
Mount Barker

2015
Xabregas
'Mad Men of Riesling'
'Devolution'
Riesling
Mount Barker

Devolution
n. A passing down or descent through successive stages of time or a process.

Inspired by ancient wine making methods of skin maceration and minimal intervention, this is a very intriguing ‘orange Riesling’ full of natural complexity. Semi-botrytized Riesling grapes were destemmed and remained on skins for three days without intervention. Non-inoculated fermentation began, and then the wine was pressed off at 50% dryness, to be held eight months cold on full lees prior to bottling, unsulfured and unfiltered.

Vibrant yellow-orange colour, this wine has a complex spectrum of aromas with notes of pear and ginger, and heady floral characters of orange blossom and honeysuckle. On the palate, the wine shows characters reminiscent of grapefruit, spice and buttered bread. ‘Devo’ Riesling has a dry but textured finish with a mineral-like character.

  • Region: Great Southern
  • Varietal: 100% Riesling
  • Vintage: 2015
  • Vineyard: Figure & Spencer Vineyard
  • Vine Age: 16 years old
  • Yield: 2.5 tons per acre
  • Soil Type: Ironstone Gravel & Sandstone with Granite
  • Residual Sugar: 0.3 grams per liter
  • Oak: 12 months in neutral French puncheon
  • Production: 240 cases
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GREAT SOUTHERN

Skirting the south-west Australian coast for over 125 miles and pushing northwards back into the hinterland almost 60 miles, this is a very large region even by Australian standards. It ranges from the coastal, maritime subregions of Albany and Denmark to the unequivocally inland and continental subregions of Mount Barker, Porongurup and Frankland River; from fat country to lean, with... Learn More »

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