2016 Hex & Heysen Riesling

2016 Hex & Heysen Riesling

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95 Points - Sam Kim - Wine OrbitThis is gorgeous. Super fine and pure…Wonderful harmony and integration with no hard edges, it flows to an extremely long, wonderfully dry finish.

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Riesling
Hex & Heysen
Eden Valley
2016
750ml
12.5%
Cellar to 2021
Screw Cap

Light

Full

How's it taste?

Exotic & pure, vibrant & punchy. Think white nectarine, apple blossom and lime zest. Tip toe your way onto the soft, delicate palate as swirls of pink grapefruit, citrus fruits and floral notes surround you. But then BAM! There it is, the twist – power, depth & persistence to the fruit, concentrated yet super fine and delicate, and all in mighty fine harmony.

How was it made?

Vintage 2016: It was dry, really dry. We didn’t get much rain in winter or spring and the vines were getting thirsty. Finally, some rain came in late January and the vines perked up, feeling invigorated (both us and the vines) we continued on into harvest without a hitch. Viticulture/Wine making: We machine harvested at night to get the fruit in as quick as possible during the chilly night temps. We tend to go all ‘geeky’ with our white wines; After crushing and destemming, we went all ‘Heston’ and put the wine under an inert gas to cold settle it for 48 hours. We chose an aromatic yeast strain to inoculate the juice to kick start ferment. We were hoping this little yeastiewould really highlight the superfine and delicate Riesling characteristics. Ferment was cool and in stainless steel and we gave the wine some time with the lees, before tidying it all up and putting it in bottle.

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