Our 2014 Cane Cut is made from Riesling and is the third sweet white in our Backyard Stories range of wines. It reflects our winemaking skills and commitment to finding the best fruit and applying simple, traditional winemaking techniques to deliver what we believe is a fine example of a style whilst remaining classical of the Margaret River region and the quality it delivers.
COLOUR: Pale straw lemon green in the glass.
AROMA: Lifted perfumed Riesling fruit aromas with a hint of lime.
PALATE: Genuinely luscious, with fine mouth filling flavours of tropical fruits. Some tangy fruit characters are balanced with plenty of acidity. Well balanced with a mouth-watering sherbet like finish leaves you asking for more.
FOOD MATCH: Best as an aperitif after a long day.
CELLARING: Best as now, but medium term in cool storage will see further complexity develop.
REGION: Margaret River
COMPOSITION: 100% Riesling
VINTAGE NOTES: The 2014 vintage follows a string of warm and dry vintages for the Margaret River region. A very fast vintage for whites broke with a cool change and reds followed with a reasonable pause in intake. As is fairly typical in Margaret River, we were then subjected to an extraordinary Indian summer which pushed the reds to just about perfect maturity.
WINEMAKING: Very ripe Riesling was cane cut on the vine, leaving the fruit left to dehydrate further. The grapes were harvested, pressed and the clarified juice underwent fermentation that stopped naturally. The wine was clarified and bottled.
ALCOHOL: 9.5% vol. STANDARD DRINKS: 2.7