2018 Patina ‘Sticky Tea’ Riesling

$25.00

While there are excellent Rieslings produced around Australia, Orange’s soil, intense sunshine and cool climate play a large part in bringing out the best in the variety.

1000 in stock

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Product Description

Colour: Golden straw yellow.

Aroma: Intense aromas of apple, peach, lemon and green tea are so attractive in this wine that you will probably want to rub a little behind your ear next time you go out.

Palate: The sweet early palate is fresh and fruity carrying through to a mid palate of mouth watering lemony apple/peach sorbet and a clean green tea finish – a great aperitif/light desert style wine.

Bucket List: An absolute delight with Chicken Liver Parfait or Blue Cheese.

Cellaring: The previous vintages are ageing very well and I will continue tasting to see how the wine changes with time though at this stage I don’t recommend cellaring as it is so delectable now.

The birth of the Sticky Tea happy accident: Basket presses are desirable in winemaking because they are gentle on the fruit and don’t extract many bitter phenolics. The drawback is the skins are tipped out while still quiet wet. Since Riesling is notoriously stingy with its juice it always annoyed me to tip out the Riesling pressings knowing there was still up to 25% juice left. So in 2009 I added yeast to the pressed skins not sure what would result. Tea leaf, honey and lemon notes dominated after a few days of ferment so I decided this could make a very interesting sticky/aperitif style with a bit of an iced tea slant.

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Additional Information

Weight1 kg
variety

Riesling

body

Light/Medium Bodied

cellaring

We recommend enjoying now while it is young and fresh

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