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1999 Riesling Block 1

Tasting Date: 16 November 2007

A developed nose with golden honey, beeswax and apricot nectar. This wine is exceptionally rich and weighty with a touch of honey and spice. Reminiscent of a late harvest style, this wine is more about the oily mouthfeel than the crisp racy style we prefer today.

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1999 Vintage

A very hot summer with many days over 30C resulted in a very early harvest starting on March 27. Large crops probably helped balance this quick ripening. Interestingly, around April 15 (with only a little left to pick), 100mm of snow fell coating vineyards in the Gibbston area, with enough to dust the tanks in Bannockburn – an unusual sight – especially snow heavily laden on the bird nets! Due to the large crop we performed a saignee and made a Vin Gris from many of the Pinot Noir fermenters.

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1999 Riesling Block 1

Tasting Date: 16 November 2007

A developed nose with golden honey, beeswax and apricot nectar. This wine is exceptionally rich and weighty with a touch of honey and spice. Reminiscent of a late harvest style, this wine is more about the oily mouthfeel than the crisp racy style we prefer today.

CLICK HERE TO JOIN OUR MAILING LIST  

1999 Vintage

A very hot summer with many days over 30C resulted in a very early harvest starting on March 27. Large crops probably helped balance this quick ripening. Interestingly, around April 15 (with only a little left to pick), 100mm of snow fell coating vineyards in the Gibbston area, with enough to dust the tanks in Bannockburn – an unusual sight – especially snow heavily laden on the bird nets! Due to the large crop we performed a saignee and made a Vin Gris from many of the Pinot Noir fermenters.