Categorized | Mount Barker, riesling

Brave New Wine Sunshine & Hercules 2016

bnwrieslingBrave indeed when you’re sitting around a round table pour and chat with a diversity of local wine community. From those purporting riesling needs to be clean juice, aromatic yeast fermented, stainless steel to show its best, to those, well, those like Andries and Yoko at Brave New Wine, who find another set of angles. All counts, all relevant, all fair and good. This just another vibe in the theremin.

Mount Barker fruit, hand picked, couple of hours on skins, cloudy juice fermented in ceramic and old puncheon, spending eight months on lees. Hand bottled with no fining or filtration.

The level of wildness expected is limited to the mad angles of acidity. It’s like a citrus oil-dipped, chilled, twenty-sided Dungeons & Dragons die, slipping through your palate. Sits at that size too, crunchy-crispy, thrilling in its electric tang. Draws long, sits into a chewy pucker. It’s an inch of one of those ice-cream headaches in piercing refreshment. Bloody yes thanks.

Tasted : NOV16
Alcohol : 11.7%
Price : $28
Closure : Screwcap
Drink : 2016 - 2022
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