“This is my 29th vintage of Cordon Cut. Just 450 cases (dozen 375ml) were produced and what a challenge, but I am delighted with the outcome. A highly risky and complex process, the making of this wine is very much about seat-of-pants decision making and this is where the experience of 29 vintages certainly helps!” says Stephanie.
The high-risk part comes after the canes that feed the fruit are cut – causing that fruit to concentrate – effectively using the vine as a drying rack for the fruit. Much depends on the weather conditions that follow – sunny and dry conditions work wonders; wet, cold or windy conditions all bring challenges. Stephanie uses intuition to decide the day to harvest.
This is a unique, delicious, concentrated wine that delivers all the hallmarks of riesling – citrus, florals and spice; beautifully expressed through an intense yet perfectly balanced palate and a pristine, clean finish.
Fairly leaps from the glass.
Spring florals, honey and ripe, juicy lime. Luscious yet crisp to taste, citrus, vanilla, native honey and spice. Impressively rich and sweet yet clean and long.
Cellar 8-10 years.