Margerum Riesling 2014
It was clear early on that this would be a fantastic vintage. The average temperatures in 2014 were lower than 2013. There was no weather issues. The season was so consistent the winery were able to pick without heat spikes or cold spells causing panic or interrupting the harvest. Overall, the wines have balanced acidity, low alcohols, precious tannins and they are concentrated and intense.
The grapes for this wine are sourced from the Kick-On Vineyard located on the eastern end of the Los Alamos Valley along the meandering San Antonio Creek. The grapes are picked, crushed and gently pressed to stainless steel tanks for cool slow fermentation to retain the delicate aroma profile associated with fine Rieslings. Due to the high natural acidity the winery cease fermentation early to retain some natural residual sugar to balance the steely acidity, increasing viscosity and mouthfeel. The wine is aged for three months in stainless steel, before bottling, capturing freshness and vibrancy