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Churchview St Johns Range Wild Fermented Riesling 2017 Margaret River - 6 Bottles

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$29.00
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$174.00 for 6 bottles

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WHY DO WE LIKE THIS WINE

The purpose of this wine is to throw out the Australian techniques of making Riesling. Why should we focus on precise, steely Rieslings when we can harness intense fruit flavours and complexity?  The wine making rule book was thrown aside and we’ve pushed the boundaries to craft a wine of substance, flavour, intensity and interest. 2016 was a challenging year in the Margaret River region. Winds during flowering caused uneven berry set with spring rain encouraging Botrytis, whilst some Botrytis is important for this wine, 40% - 50% in our hand sorted and selected fruit is high. On  arrival  of  the  fruit in the winery the team were aware they had some work to do. The berries were immediately crushed and  the  first  400L  (Cuvee)  was  separated from the balance of the juice pressings. The pressings tank was partially added back  to  the  free run juice to add solids. After 2-3 days this juice began to ferment naturally, until it was decided the balance of sweetness, acidity and texture was perfect. The wine was then chilled to minus 2 when fermentation would stop and then bottling with no additives and only coarse filtration would take place.

WINERY INFORMATION Churchview Estate gets its name from the St Johns, heritage listed Anglican church, as seen from the tasting room. The privately owned property was selected for its ideal and fertile gravelly loam soils, ample clean water and north facing slopes. The 100 hectare estate has 56 hectares under vines growing 16 different grape varieties. The portfolio of wines offered is both extensive and exciting, with a wine to suit every occasion and every budget. This website will tell you the story behind the very passionate and dedicated team who are only interested in producing the very best wines for your enjoyment. It is for these reasons Churchview Estate was awarded a five star winery status from James Halliday in 2016.
The purpose of this wine is to throw out the Australian techniques of making Riesling. Why should we focus on precise, steely Rieslings when we can harness intense fruit flavours and complexity?  The wine making rule book was thrown aside and we’ve pushed the boundaries to craft a wine of substance, flavour, intensity and interest. 2016 was a challenging year in the Margaret River region. Winds during flowering caused uneven berry set with spring rain encouraging Botrytis, whilst some Botrytis is important for this wine, 40% - 50% in our hand sorted and selected fruit is high. On  arrival  of  the  fruit in the winery the team were aware they had some work to do. The berries were immediately crushed and  the  first  400L  (Cuvee)  was  separated from the balance of the juice pressings. The pressings tank was partially added back  to  the  free run juice to add solids. After 2-3 days this juice began to ferment naturally, until it was decided the balance of sweetness, acidity and texture was perfect. The wine was then chilled to minus 2 when fermentation would stop and then bottling with no additives and only coarse filtration would take place.
More Information
Awards 4.5 Star Rated Winery
Alcohol 12-14%
Region Margaret River
Varieties 100% Riesling
Vintage 2017*
VIP Exclusive No
Brand Churchview Wines
Vintage Note *Vintage may vary. Every effort is made to ensure the current vintage is displayed, however variations can occur.
This wine will take extra 3 days for delivery.