Invitational Chatsfield Riesling 2022
GREEN APPLE • ORANGE BLOSSOM • CUSTARD DANISH
This Riesling is of the rare Geisenheim clone and was hand-picked, barrel fermented and aged on lees, showing richness with a bead of mineral acidity. 22 cases made. 750ml.
Appearance: pale hay, green tinges
Aroma: green apple, honeydew melon, cucumber, guava
Palate: green apple, orange blossom, custard danish, mineral edge, rain on granite
Cool wet winter with a very high rainfall followed by a warm to hot and dry summer. The vines grew quickly developing excellent canopies. Delayed bud burst which affected flowering and gave lower yields. Whites and rosé had very complex aromatics and flavours with bright acidities. This was a cool vintage which allowed slow development of complex characters and beautiful acidities within the grapes.
Established in the early 1980s just south of Mt Barker, the Chatsﬁeld Vineyard produces stunning wines from 40-year-old Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Shiraz vines, as well as from a younger block of Gingin clone Chardonnay.
- Vintage 2022
- Alcohol 12%
- Type Wine
- Vineyard Chatsfield Vineyard, Mt Barker
- Varietal Riesling
- Bottling date August 2022
- Country Australia
- Region Great Southern, Western Australia
- Sub-region Mt Barker
- Residual sugar 0.19 g/l
- pH 3.04
- Acidity 7.4 g/l