Sourced from two tiny parcels in prime Riesling country, with its signature red dirt over limestone. Hand-picked in the cool of the night to help ensure a slow start to fermentation. De-stemmed, then gently pressed, keeping the pressings separate. A cool ferment of 12 degrees was maintained over 16 days. The two vineyard batches were kept separate until final filtration prior to bottling. Zestful, yet fine, epitomising what dry Watervale Riesling’s all about. Freshly squeezed key lime and lemon rind with a hint of rose petal perfume. Picked early to retain loads of natural, crunchy acid.
Pair with Blue Swimmer Crab or fresh Whiting fillets.
Varietal / Blend: Riesling
Closure: Screw cap
Farming Practices: Sustainable
"We are a small family wine business - a husband and wife winemaking and grape growing team. Both second generation winemakers, with over 35 vintages of experience between us. Our logo reflects the connection between the generations of winemakers within both our families. The cursive script pays homage to various Cooter family businesses dating back to 1847. In 2012, we purchased our dream vineyard and Cooter & Cooter was born! It’s situated on the southern slopes of Whites Valley, McLaren Vale. It consists mostly of Shiraz, planted in the mid nineties, some beautiful, gnarly old vine Grenache planted in the 1940’s, as well as some younger Grenache, Cabernet and a more recent planting of Mataro. We live and raise our little family on the vineyard. Our philosophy is simple - to make wines we love from the regions we love. Clare Valley Riesling, Adelaide Hills Pinot Noir, and especially from our home in McLaren Vale - Shiraz and Grenache." Kimberly & James Cooter