2014
Xabregas
'Estate'
Riesling
Mount Barker

2014
Xabregas
'Estate'
Riesling
Mount Barker

“This wine is all about balance”, said winemaker Andrew Hoadley.

Riesling demands a great deal of respect as a grape. The winemaking influence is minimal with the focus on optimizing flavor and acidity level balance. Once this balance is achieved every effort is made in the winery to retain those precious flavors experienced in the vineyard. The 2014 vintage was the kind of vintage a winemaker and vigneron would dial up every year if they could. There are not a lot of drastic highs to the vintage but certainly zero lows. This wine comes from all three sites on the property and is carefully handpicked and gently pressed to tank where it naturally fermented on the lees. After 11 months settling in tank the wine was racked and bottled.

An abundance of complex aromatics showing honeyed lemon, lavender and apricot blossom, with nuances of cloves and cinnamon spice. A full bodied medium dry palate with complex lemon rind, lemon sherbet and a creamy middle palate, delicate, sweet fruit and natural acid balance creates a perfect persistence of many flavors.

  • Region: Mount Barker
  • Varietal: 100% Riesling
  • Vintage: 2014
  • Vineyard: Figtree Vineyard & Spencer Vineyard
  • Vine Age: 15 years old
  • Yield: 2.8 tons per acre
  • Soil Type: Ironstone Gravel & Sandstone with Granite
  • TA: 7.8 grams per liter
  • pH: 3.08
  • Residual Sugar: 4.2 grams per liter
  • Oak: None - Stainless Steel
  • Production: 800 cases
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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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