The 2020 Killer White Riesling is a great example of varietal Riesling with purity of fruit the dominant character. It is fresh and lively, packed with flavour. There are aromas of lemon peel and bath salts, while the palate is packed with citrus fruit and lingering minerality.
Perfectly matched with King George Whiting or Coffin Bay Oysters - Vegan friendly
The 2020 vintage was the first vintage to be vinified in the newly built state of the art winery at the Port Lincoln Estate of Peter Teakle Wines. The Riesling was harvested on 14th February 2020. This vintage was very low yielding across the board, with only 3 tonne of Riesling picked from the vineyard. It was machine picked by our brand new Pellenc harvester in the early hours of the morning when the fruit is coolest. The benefits of machine picking is that the fruit can be delivered to the winery and processing commenced within minutes of harvest. The fruit can also be picked at night when its dark with the benefit of cool temperatures. The fruit was crushed and destemmed into a membrane bag press for de juicing. The juice was then transferred to a stainless steel tank to cold settle before being racked off of grape ‘solids’ and fermentation commenced. Fermentation lasted 12 days. The wine was once again settled, clarified and filtered before bottling.
Situated on the Teakle property in Port Lincoln, 2 kilometres from the foreshore, with 150 meters elevation. The soils are rich combination of sandy loam topsoil overlying a friable red-brown clay loam subsoil. The moderately warm summer temperatures and maritime breeze allow perfect ripening conditions in the vineyard. The long sunshine hour days encourage even ripening of the grapes, while the gentle breeze helps cool the bunches, retaining the beautiful natural acidity.